Woman at the well prayer
This entry is part 19 of 23 in the series 30 Days of Prayer. Historical scholars tell us that the hour this woman chooses to go to the well alone to draw water about noon is odd. They speculate that she wants to avoid being seen by other people who normally go in the cool mornings or late afternoons to draw water, because of the shame of her reputation. She wants to hide in broad daylight. I know of one, currently on her 4th husband as well, trying to raise two daughters from husband number 1. Their brokenness affects generations.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Bishop Barron on The Woman at the Well
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Parish Prayers as Jesus meets the woman at the well (John 4.5-42)
Instructions for how to read imaginative prayers to a group are found here. Listen, taste, smell, feel, and watch what happens. What can you see around you? What are you feeling? It was near the field that Jacob had long ago given to his son Joseph. If you did, you would ask me for the water that gives life. Where are you going to get this life-giving water? Are you greater than Jacob? The water I give is like a flowing fountain that gives eternal life.
I invite you to put aside anything which you are carrying — just put it to on the ground or beside you so you hands are free. You may like to close your eyes so you are not distracted; take a few easy breaths and begin to relax.
The air is still, and as you look around you everything is shimmering in the heat. The only sound are some flies buzzing around. Take a moment to place yourself in the scene and imagine what you can see…hear…smell. Most people are inside resting, but you, you have a reason for coming out in the hottest time of the day. What are you feeling now as you head out to the well. You walk across the dusty ground under the burning sun into the cool of the tree by the well. There are weeds growing around the base of the well.
You can feel yourself relax as you reach the shade and the cool. You place your bucket on the ground and rest on the cool stones of the well. You breathe in the refreshing air… Stay in this place a while and rest in the peaceful atmosphere of a cool, shady place in the heat of the day. You turn around and now that your eyes have adjusted to the shade can see a stranger sitting in the shade of the tree.
Again Jesus asks, Will you give me a drink? Take some time to tell Jesus this in your own words. How can you ask me for a drink? Can you think of a situation in your life where it feels crazy for Jesus to be asking you to serve? Take some time to talk to Jesus about this. Jesus gets up and walks around the well to you.
He looks you in the eyes with compassion and understanding. After a moment he speaks, If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink you would ask me and I would give you living water. Where can you get this living water? What feels impossible to you now, even for Jesus? Where does it seem to you that Jesus has no bucket and rope for a deep problem? Talk to Jesus about this. He says to you, Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again. But no one who drinks the water I give will ever be thirsty again.
Again he says to you, Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again. Ask Jesus for that healing water for a situation in your life. Spend some time in silence reflecting on this.
3rd Sunday of Lent: Woman At The Well
Hey there! Thanks for dropping by Living Hope Community Church! Take a look around and grab the RSS feed to stay updated. See you around! This last Wednesday we walked through the woman at the well story from John 4.
The story of the woman at the well is one of the most well known in the Bible; many Christians can easily tell a summary of it. On its surface, the story chronicles ethnic prejudice and a woman shunned by her community. But take look deeper, and you'll realize it reveals a great deal about Jesus' character. Above all, the story, which unfolds in John , suggests that Jesus is a loving and accepting God, and we should follow his example. The story begins as Jesus and his disciples travel from Jerusalem in the south to Galilee in the north.
Third Sunday of Lent: The Woman at the Well
This Samaritan woman goes to the well in the heat of the day most likely because she wanted to avoid running into others who would look on her as a tainted woman. She is surprised to encounter a man, and even more a Jewish man, who initiates a conversation with her. She was already vulnerable because of her past and when she meets this man, Jesus, she could immediately recognize his acceptance. So she is comfortable enough to offer him a drink of water. In turn, he offers her more, an invitation to get in touch with the thirst in her soul which she had tried to satisfy with multiple love affairs. Filled with his acceptance and realizing she had found someone who could fulfill her deepest longings, she runs to others to spread the good news. So he came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son, Joseph. Jacob's well was there, and so Jesus, wearied as he was with his journey, sat down beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.
Prayer Tip: The Woman at the Well
What makes this world so lovely is that somewhere it hides a well. I think it comes at a perfect time as after a few weeks of our Lenten journey, we are certainly in need of a well! She is a Samaritan, a race of people the Jews utterly despise as having no claim on their God…and she is also an outcast, one who is looked down upon by her own people. She comes alone in the heat of the day to draw water from the community well. This is unusual as drawing water and chatting at the well early in the day is the social highpoint for most other women.
Jesus had to go through Samaria. He came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, which was near the land Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jesus was tired from his journey, so he sat down at the well. It was about noon.
3rd Sunday of Lent: Woman At The Well
I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth. Isaiah b. Morning has broken like the first morning, blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Instructions for how to read imaginative prayers to a group are found here. Listen, taste, smell, feel, and watch what happens. What can you see around you? What are you feeling? It was near the field that Jacob had long ago given to his son Joseph.
30 Days of Prayer: Day 19 – Woman at the Well
From a talk given at St. Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.
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