Pope Francis visits the Holy Land – a Poem Prayer

As Pope Francis visits the Holy Land, I offer a prayer as we accompany him in spirit:

Water of Peace

Jesus, enter the waters of our lives.
As at the Jordan,
You made holy
The water of Baptism,
Renew, in all men of good will,
Life, that flows from the God of Heaven,
Your Father, our Father, my Father.

May Your Holiness
Infuse the elements,
That compose all created things.
By the Water,
Cascading from the Temple,
Your pierced, open, and hallowed Side,
Prepare here a place for all men to abide.

Copyright 2014 Joann Nelander

Joann Nelander

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linuxgal
    May 27, 2014 @ 01:39:41

    If the Temple has been destroyed, and the heavenly temple replaces it, forever abrogating animal sacrifices, why is it we still call the land where the old temple lies the “Holy Land” ?


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