Opening Litany: Psalm 84

Here’s an opening litany based on Psalm 84.  It was written by Pastor Dan Bollerud.

Opening Litany
(Psalm 84)

Wherever you are, O Lord Almighty, beauty surrounds you.
My soul yearns, even feels faint when I sense the presence of the Lord.

Our hearts, our very being cry out for the presence of the Living Lord.

Even the birds of the air have found their home in you O Lord,
a source of comfort and safety where the young may be raised in confidence.

Blessed are those who dwell in your presence, O Lord,
for they are ever praising you.

Blessed are those whose strength is in the Lord
and whose hearts journey with the Lord,
for even when they pass through the dark times in life,
the presence of the Lord will make it a place and source of life.

Hear our prayers, O Lord God Almighty,
and be our comfort and safety.
Let your Holy Spirit watch over us
and guide us to always walk in your presence.

Better is one day in your presence than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than live in comfort in the tents of the wicked.

For the Lord our God is the light of the world and our protection.
The Lord bestows favor and honor
for those who walk in the presence of the Lord.
Blessed, O Lord, are those who trust in you.

~ written by Dan Bollerud, and posted on Pastor Dan’s Grace Notes.