On February 17, 2018, a handful of Catholic Charismatic Renewal leaders gathered in the chapel at The Ark and The Dove retreat house outside Pittsburgh to celebrate the 51st anniversary of the historic “Duquesne Weekend,” where the Holy Spirit fell in power on a group of college students, as of a new Pentecost, in 1967.

The people gathered for the anniversary event were members of the Board of Directors and the Council of Advisors of The Ark and The Dove Worldwide. This included leaders from around the United States and Brazil, as well as former ICCRS Chairman Michelle Moran from London. They gathered to worship the Lord and listen to His voice as He spoke prophetic words about His plans for the next 50 years of Catholic Charismatic Renewal. They received many prophetic images involving water, including this word from Lamentations 2:19, “Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord.”

The worship leader for this event was Leslie Bertucci, wife of The Ark and The Dove Worldwide Chairman Johnny Bertucci. Immediately upon returning home to New Orleans, Louisiana, Leslie was inspired to write a song whose lyrics came solely from the prophetic words given at the anniversary event. “Hearts Like Water” is the result of that divine inspiration.

The song contains actual audio of the CCR leaders speaking words of prophecy during the prayer meetings held in the upper room chapel on that weekend, including the voices of:

  • Fr. Eduardo Dougherty, S.J., Founder of the Association of the Lord Jesus and the Brazilian Catholic Television station Rede Século 21
  • Katia Roldi Zavaris, President of the National Council of Charismatic Renewal of Brazil
  • Fernando Nascimento, Coordinator of Projects for the Association of the Lord Jesus
  • Walter Matthews, Executive Director of the National Service Committee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal
  • Tom Mangan, Member of Board of Directors of NSC and The Ark and The Dove Worldwide

The song is currently available on several digital download sites, including iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Amazon. It will soon be available everywhere digital music is sold.

As you listen to this song, let the inspired word of God lead you to His throne room. Through your worship, allow yourself to “pour out your heart like water before the Lord,” holding nothing back from Him Who is worthy of all our praise. Come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the earth!