Jul 25, 2013

Litany: Psalm 103

Here’s a responsive litany based on verses from Psalm 103. 

A Psalm of God’s Love
(from Psalm 103)

Bless Yahweh, my soul!
Bless God's holy name, all that is in me!
Bless Yahweh, my soul;
And remember all God's kindnesses:
In forgiving all your offenses,
In curing all your diseases,
In redeeming your life from the pit,
In crowning you with love and tenderness,
In filling your years with prosperity,
In renewing your youth like an eagle's.
Yahweh, who does what is right,
is always on the side of the oppressed.
Yahweh is tender and compassionate,
Slow to anger and most loving.
Yahweh never treats us wrongfully,
Never punishes us as our sins deserve.
As tenderly as a parent treats children,
So Yahweh treats those who fear God.
Yahweh knows what we are made
Yahweh remembers we are dust,
A human lasts no longer than grass,
Lives no longer than a wildflower.
Yet Yahweh's love for those who fear God,
Lasts from all eternity and forever,
Like God's goodness to their children's children,
As long as they keep the covenant.
Bless Yahweh, all angels,
Heroes attentive to God's Word.
Bless Yahweh, all nations,
Servants to perform God's will.
Bless Yahweh, all creatures
In every part of the world.
Bless Yahweh, 0 my soul.
All that is in me bless God's Holy Name.

~ from Thanksgiving Service of Commitment, posted on the Bread for the World website.