Apr 13, 2012

Pentecost Litany: John 14: 15-31

Here’s a litany from the Mennonite Church Canada Resource Centre website. It was written by Lynette Wiebe.

My Peace I Leave You
(based on John 14:15-31)

O Jerusalem, I am with you.
If you love me – keep my commandments
And I will give you an advocate
The Spirit of truth
To be forever with you.
O people,
Hear me when I say…

Peace I leave with you.
My peace I give to you.

O Jerusalem,
you will not see me in a little while
But you will live, because I live.
You will not be orphaned,
For one day, you will know me,
And know that I am in my Father,
And you are in me,
And I in you.
O people,
Hear me when I say…

Peace I leave with you.
My peace I give to you.

Jerusalem…
City for whom I weep – Listen to my voice.
People whom I love – Keep my commandments
Welcome the spirit that I send.
For I am going away,
and I am coming to you.
O people,
Hear me when I say…

Peace I leave with you.
My peace I give to you.

Rejoice in my going.
The world overtakes me
But it has no power over me
I do as my God commands
But I do not go lightly
And I leave you not alone.
O my people
Hear me when I say…

Peace I leave with you.
My peace I give to you.

— written by Lynette Wiebe, 2003.  Posted on the Mennonite Church Canada Resource Centre website. Visit there for many other excellent worship resources from an Anabaptist perspective.

For more worship resources for Pentecost, click on Pentecost in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.