Responsive Litany: 1 Corinthians 13

Here’s a responsive litany based on 1 Corinthians 13: 1-8.  It was written by Katherine Hawker.



(based on 1 Corinthians 13: 1-8)


If we speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels,

but do not have love,

I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.


And if we have prophetic powers,

and understand all mysteries and all knowledge,

and if we have all faith, so as to remove mountains,

but do not have love,

I am nothing.


If we give away all our possessions,

and hand over our bodies so that we may boast,

but do not have love,

I gain nothing.


Love is patient;

love is kind;

love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude.

Love does not insist on its own way;

Love is not irritable or resentful;

Love rejoices in the truth.

Love bears all things,

Love believes all things,

Love hopes all things,

Love endures all things.

Love never ends.



~ written by Katherine Hawker, and posted on Liturgies Outside.