Dec 20, 2011

Litany for the New Year: Ecclesiastes 3

Here’s a litany for the new year based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-13, one of the suggested lectionary texts for January 1.  It was written by Thomas Weitzel.

Dialog for New Year's Eve
(based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-13)

For everything there is a season:
And a time for every matter under heaven:
 
A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted.
 
A time to break down, and a time to build up.
A time to weep and a time to laugh.
 
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to be silent and a time to speak.
 
A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.
 
God has made everything suitable for its time.
God has put a sense of past and future into our minds.
 
God has done this, so that all should stand in awe before him.
Whatever God does endures forever.

— Rev. Thomas Weitzel, on Liturgies by TLW.  

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