May 21, 2013

Opening Litany: Psalm 96: 1-13

Here’s an opening litany inspired by Psalm 96:1-13.  It was written by Pastor Dan.

Opening Litany
(based on Psalm 96: 1-13)

Sing to the LORD a new song;
let all the people of the earth sing a new song unto the Lord.

We will sing praises to the Lord
and proclaim the salvation of the Lord all our days.
We will proclaim the glory of the Lord to all the nations
and the Lord’s marvelous deeds to all peoples. 

For the Lord is great and worthy of praise above all gods.

Our idols in this world are only that, just idols,
but the Lord God created the heavens and the earth.
Splendor, Majesty and Glory surround the presence of the Lord. 

Let all the peoples in all the nations of the earth
ascribe to the Lord the glory and honor
due the name of the Lord of all creation.

We will worship the Lord with praise
and say to all people, “The Lord Reigns!”
For the justice of the Lord will be established over all the earth. 

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad,
let the sea resound and all that is in it.
Let the fields be jubilant and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.

Let all creation rejoice before the Lord
who comes to judge the earth and all people
with righteousness and loving kindness.

~ written by Dan, and posted on Pastor Dan’s Grace Notes.