May 16, 2011

Scriptural Litany for Fathers' Day



Litany for Father’s Day
(based on Psalm 103)

Come, bless the Lord with me!
Let’s remember together the many good things
that he does for us.

For the Lord is like a father to his children,
compassionate and merciful, filled with endless love.

He forgives all our sins,
and heals the sickness within us;
he saves us from a life of destruction,
and surrounds us with love and mercy.

For the Lord is like a father to his children,
compassionate and merciful, filled with endless love.

He fills our lives with good things,
and renews our strength.
He is righteous in all that he does,
and brings justice to those who have been wronged.

For the Lord is like a father to his children,
compassionate and merciful, filled with endless love.

He is not easily angered,
nor does he remain angry forever.
He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve,
or punish us as harshly as he could.

For the Lord is like a father to his children,
compassionate and merciful, filled with endless love.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so strong is his love toward us.
As far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our sins from us.

For the Lord is like a father to his children,
compassionate and merciful, filled with endless love.

For he knows us, inside and out.
He remembers how we were made—from the dust of the ground.
Our lives on earth are short—like wildflowers in the field.
But God’s love is from everlasting to everlasting,
from generation to generation,
to those who remain in relationship with him;
who listen to his voice,
and do his will.

Bless the Lord!
With all that we have and all that we are,
we bless your holy name!


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