Feb 3, 2012

Litany: Psalm 51

Here’s a litany based on Psalm 51. It comes from Bosco Peters Liturgy website.

Psalm 51 Litany
(based on Psalm 51:1-4a, 10-12, 15)

Create in me a clean heart, O God.

Have mercy on me O God in your great kindness:
in the fullness of your mercy blot out my offences.
Wash away all my guilt:
and cleanse me from my sin.

Create in me a clean heart, O God.

For I acknowledge my faults:
and my sin is always before me.
Against you only have I sinned
and done evil in your sight.

Create in me a clean heart, O God.

Create in me a clean heart O God:
and renew a right spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence:
do not take your holy spirit from me.

Create in me a clean heart, O God.

Give me the joy of your help again:
and strengthen me with a willing spirit.
O Lord open my lips:
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Create in me a clean heart, O God.


— from Ash Wednesday—A Service for the Beginning of Lent, posted on Bosco Peters’ Liturgy website. http://liturgy.co.nz/