Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Litany of Peace

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God of love, your gift of peace is planted deep within our hearts
Refrain: Make me and instrument of your peace. (2x)

God of peace, wherever there is hatred, may be bringyour love.
Refrain: Make me and instrument of your peace. (2x)

May we bring your hope and gladness where despair and sadness are:
Refrain: Make me and instrument of your peace. (2x)

May we seek to understand another with a patient heart:
Refrain: Make me and instrument of your peace. (2x)

Faithful God, wherever there is darkness, may we bring your light:
Refrain: Make me and instrument of your peace. (2x)

God of mercy, help us to forgive when there is injury done:
Refrain: Make me and instrument of your peace. (2x)

Gracious God, whenever people unger, may we fill their need:
Refrain: Make me and instrument of your peace. (2x)

Set us free from all our fear and anger; set us free to love:
Refrain: Make me and instrument of your peace. (2x)



3. Litany  A Prayer for Peace 
(Adapted from: David L. Bartlette, Barbara BrownTaylor & Kimberly Bracken Long. Feasting on Word Advent Companion: A Thematic Resource for Preaching and Worship (p. 125). Westminster John Knox Press.)

1. Let us pray for the world in which the
Prince of Peace took flesh and form, saying,
Hear us, O God; your mercy is great.

We give you thanks, Holy One, 
for the light that has come into the
darkness of our world, 
for the truth illuminated,
for the pathway that has opened,
for the rejoicing of your people.
Hear us, O God; your mercy is great.

2. We give you thanks for the feet of those
who bring good news, friendship, comfort,
food, shelter, and medicine for healing.
Hear us, O God; your mercy is great.

1. We give you thanks for the church of Christ Jesus
and for all people of faith
whose attention to the way of peace
tears down walls that keep us apart.
Hear us, O God; your mercy is great.

2. We give you thanks for this country
and for every nation where wisdom reigns,
where leaders work for the well-being of the poor,
so that no one is hungry or homeless,
and every child is valued and nourished.
Hear us, O God; your mercy is great.

1. We pray for the knowledge and courage
to be good stewards of all that you have given us:
ourselves, our neighbors, the strangers among us,
the oceans and rivers, the air and soil,
creatures large and small,
that we may continue to be blessed with health and life.
Hear us, O God; your mercy is great.

2. We pray for those whose flesh is harmed
by poverty, sickness, and cruelty of any kind,
that the Word-made-flesh may so fill your world
with the power to heal that all people
would be made strong and whole.
Hear us, O God; your mercy is great.

1. We commend all these things to you
and offer our thanksgiving,
trusting that what we have left unsaid,
your holy wisdom can unearth;
in the name of the One who came among us
in the power of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Amen.

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