We gather to worship God,
who makes streams flow from rock,
who turns the parched earth into springs of water,
who sends the rain from heaven
and makes the wilderness blossom and flourish.
As the deer thirsts for flowing streams,
so we thirst for You, O God.
Come, let us worship and bow down,
let us kneel before God, our Maker.
For You alone are God,
and we are the people of Your pasture,
the sheep of Your hand.
~ Christine Longhurst, for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank