Tabgha (“seven springs”) is situated on the north-western shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. It is traditionally regarded as the place of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes (Mark 6:30-46) and the fourth resurrection appearance of Jesus (John 21:1-24) after his Crucifixion.
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they existed and were created.”
Our Father in heaven,
You are enthroned in heaven in manifold splendor. From Your throne come flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne are burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God.
When Jesus presided at “seven springs”, did he not look to heaven, bless the food, break it, and multiply it? When the resurrected Jesus appeared on the shore, did he not instruct the disciples to cast their net on the other side of the boat? Did he not serve them breakfast?
O Lord, may the seven spirits of God flow to Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Mali! Flow over this land, O Holy Spirit, that western Africa may become a place of miracles, instruction, and provision from Jesus. Amen.