Oct 24, 2012

Psalm 16 Prayer Litany

Here is a litany based on The Message’s version of Psalm 16.  It was adapted by Matt Long as a corporate prayer and was posted on the EngageWorship website.

The congregation may be invited to read the parts in bold print.

Prayer Litany
(based on Psalm 16, The Message)

Keep me safe, O God, I've run for dear life to you.
Without you, nothing makes sense. 
God, You have made known to me the path of life;
in Your presence there is fullness and joy.

Don't just go shopping for a god. 
Gods are not for sale.
Instead be consumed by ‘all-consuming God’.
God, You have made known to me the path of life;
n Your presence there is fullness and joy.

My choice is you, God, first and only.
And now I find I'm your choice! 
You set me up and then you made me your heir. 
God, You have made known to me the path of life;
in Your presence there is fullness and joy.

The wise counsel God gives when I'm awake
is confirmed by my sleeping heart.
Day and night I'll stick with God.
God, You have made known to me the path of life;
in Your presence there is fullness and joy.

I'm deeply content from the inside out,
and from the outside in, I'm firmly formed.
You cancelled my ticket to hell—that’s not my destination.
God, You have made know to me the path of life;
in Your presence there is fullness and joy.

God, You have made known to me the path of life;
in Your presence there is fullness and joy. 
Today, I choose to surrender to the love,
and walk Your way. 
 
Amen

~ written by Matt Long (inspired by The Message), and posted on the Engage Worship website. http://engageworship.org/