Tuesday, March 22, 2016

restore us, Lord... a litany of Lent

I have posted the words to this hymn/prayer before – but I do love it so, so here it is… once again:

Litany for the Season of Lent

Let us pray...

                        as this holy season of Lent gives way to the Holy Triduum: 
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]

photo: San Alfonso Retreat House, Long Branch, NJ
© María Ruiz Scaperlanda