Feb 13, 2012

Litany for Lent: Year B

Here’s a thoughtful litany based on the Old Testament scripture readings for Lent, Year B (2012).  It was written by Katherine Hawker

Lenten Petition

We seek salvation through our power
Yet you hang your useless bow in the clouds.

We seek salvation through our progeny
Yet your lineage follows lines of faithfulness.

We seek salvation through our independence
Yet your commandments plead for accountability.

We seek salvation through our denial
Yet you hold forth the serpent and beckon us to look.

We seek salvation through our intellect
Yet your wisdom is written on our hearts.
We seek salvation through our heritage

Yet you invite us to make a journey of faith.

May your invitation to journey
overcome our comfort with the familiar.
Amen.

— written by Katherine Hawker, and posted on her Liturgies Outside website. http://liturgyoutside.net/

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