Our souls long for you, O God,
Indeed, our souls thirst for you
like Living Water,
but even in our search,
We cannot find you.
We feast on tears as those around us ask,
“Where is your God?”
Where are you?
We remember moving among the congregation
As we approached the throne of grace,
As we worshiped in your courts
With thanksgiving and praise.
Why, then, are we discouraged?
Why are we so distraught?
Have you forgotten us?
We looked for you when the earth shook
And did not see you.
We listened for you when the wind howled,
And did not hear you.
We begged for you when the fire raged
And still you did not answer.
Be present with us, O God,
We implore you!
We need you now more than ever!
Hear our cries for mercy, we pray.
Hear our pleas for peace.
Nourish us with the Bread of Life
And restore us to strength
That we might once again be fit
For service in your name.