Jul 31, 2011

Litany: Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22

Here is a litany setting of Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, one of the suggested scripture texts for August 7, 2011 (Proper 14A). It could be used in conjunction with the reading of another of the scripture texts for that Sunday: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, where Joseph is sold into slavery by his brothers.

Litany
(Psalm 105:1-5, 16-22)

All:       Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness!
            Let the whole world know what he has done.
            Sing praise to him!
            Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds.
            Praise God’s holy name!
            Let all who seek the Lord rejoice.

One:     Search for the Lord and for his strength;
            look for signs of His presence at all times.

Two:     Remember the wonderful things he has done—
            all his marvelous work, and the justice he has demonstrated,
            all you children of Abraham, his servant,
            and the children of Jacob, his chosen people.

One:     God called for a famine on the land of Canaan,
            cutting off its food supply.
            But he sent a man to Egypt ahead of them—
            Joseph, who was sold as a slave.

Two:     They put an iron collar around his neck,
            and chains on his ankles.
            He was tested by God’s command,
            but, in time, God’s promise was fulfilled.

One:     The Pharaoh sent for Joseph and set him free;
            the ruler of the nation himself opened the prison door.

Two:     Joseph was put in charge of the King’s entire household.
            He became ruler over everything the King owned.
            He could instruct the King’s aides as he pleased
            and train the King’s advisers.

All:       Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness!
            Let the whole world know what he has done.
            Sing praise to him!
            Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds.
            Praise God’s holy name!
            Let all who seek the Lord rejoice.


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