Dec 27, 2011

Litany: God of the Waters

Here’s a litany inspired by the events of Mark 1:4-11 (the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist).  It was written by Scott A. Ressman. 

He suggests that the litany may be offered with several voices, or as a call and response, or read dramatically as it is interpreted with dance or other movement. May work as a sending forth/benediction.”

Litany: God of the Waters
(inspired by Mark 1: 4-11, Luke 3:21-22)

God of the waters. Water of birth,
moving us from safety into the world.

God of the waters. Water of connection,
engaging the playful Spirit,
the passionate Christ,
the challenging God.


God of the waters. Water of life,
sustaining,
quenching,
cleansing.

God of the waters. Water of trouble,
journeying us from here to there,
from the known to the unknown.

God of the waters.
Birth us.
Connect us.
Live in us.
Trouble us.

— written by Scott A. Ressman in Immerse Yourself: Elements for a Liturgy on Baptism of Christ Sunday.  Posted on the United Church of Christ website.