Thursday, July 20, 2017

Prayer of Reconciliation and Peace by Michele Birch-Conery, Bishop ARCWP Heart of Compassion International Faith Community, Windsor, ON (19 July 17)

(Before each call, a member of the faith community will ring chimes while the co-celebrant places a red rose petal on the table of worship.)
Michele Birch - Conery ARCWP


Call: From sexism and bigotry
Chant: Breathe through us, breath of God
Call: From heresy and inequality
Chant: Breathe through us
Call:  From rigid judgments and name-calling
Chant:  Like a pipe, like a flute, like a reed making melody
Call: From condescension and caste systems
Chant: The cosmic song in us, breath of God
Call: From brutal hierarchies and clericalism
Chant: Be still and know that I am God
Call: From exclusion and institutional blindness
Chant: Be still and know that I am
Call: From threats and prohibitions
Chant: Be still and know that I
Call: From righteousness and manipulation
Chant: Be still and know
Call: From ignorance and fear
Chant: Be still
Call: From misogyny and hostility
Chant: Be
Call: From deceit and lies
Chant: Dona nobis pacem, pacem
Call: From unjust wage structures
Chant: Dona nobis pacem
Call: From domination, alienation and subordination
Chant:  Breathe in us breath of God,
Breathe through us
Like a pipe, like a flute, like a reed
Making melody,
The cosmic song in us, breath of God.
All: Spirit present within and around us,
Holy Wisdom, Holy Creator, Holy Jesus the Christ
Holy Mystery, inspirit us always. 

Celebrant 1: Hold us as one in thisSacrament of Hope as we walk together toward wholeness and empowerment in living justly and compassionately.

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