Friday, March 22, 2013

Litany for the season of Lent

On the 5th Sunday of Lent, the closing hymn at our parish was a beautiful 
Litany for the Season of Lent.

Let us pray at this holy season of Lent: 
Lord, have mercy                  
  • We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength:
  • We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves:
  • We have not forgiven others as we have been forgiven:
  • We have been deaf to your call to serve, as Christ has served:
  • We confess our unfaithfulness, our pride, hypocrisy, and impatience:
  • We confess our envy of those more fortunate than ourselves:
  • For our intemperate love of worldly goods and comforts, and our dishonesty in daily life and work:
  • For our negligence in prayer and worship:
  • For our blindness to human need and suffering, and our indifference to injustice and cruelty:
  • For our lack of charity toward our neighbors, for prejudice and contempt toward those who differ from us:
  • For our waste and pollution of your creation, and our lack of concern for those who come after us:
  • Restore us, Lord, and let your anger depart from us:
  • Accomplish in us the work of your creation:
  • By the cross and passion of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord:
  • And bring us with your saints to the joy of his resurrection:
[Adapted from The Book of Common Prayer]

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Note: I will be fasting from blogging during Holy Week. I'll remind you again, but please know that you can count on my daily prayers for each of you on this holiest of weeks!

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VIDEO: another Lenten favorite: What Wondrous Love is This