O gracious God, help me to see
each beggar by the road as me,
with hope’s last flame an outstretched hand
for water in a desert land.
And grant this answered prayer today,
for strength to walk the weary way
with others, so that they would see
Your Spirit come alive through me.
In such a way, the lost are found,
the common path made Holy Ground
because You love this world and me
enough to share our poverty.