May 21, 2013

Litany of Commitment: Elijah

Here’s a responsive litany inspired by the events in 1 Kings 17-18.  It was written by Katherine Hawker.

(inspired by 1 Kings 17-18)

We see Elijah calling on the name of God,
responding to the forces of evil with an appeal to a higher power.
May we be a people of faith.

We see Elijah caring for the most vulnerable,
offering bread to the widow and a healing touch to her child.
May we be a people of compassion.

We see Elijah speaking truth to power,
daring to deliver words of judgment to the King.
May we be a people of justice.

We see Elijah ascend in the whirlwind,
offering the promise of the still unfolding future.
May we be a people of hope.

~ written by Katherine Hawker, and posted on Liturgies Outside.