Jul 16, 2013

Litany of Confession

Here’s a litany of confession from Katherine Hawker’s Liturgy Outside website.

Litany of Confession

We are too often stuck in the past,
nursing old wounds, rehearsing sins of long ago
allowing our visions for today and tomorrow to be stalled.
Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy,
Have mercy upon us.

We are gathering into barns (and bank accounts)
preparing educationally, spiritually, and emotionally for the future;
denying the pleasure of life today with eyes focused on tomorrow.
Christ have mercy,
Christ have mercy,
Have mercy upon us.

We are so intent on caring for our nuclear families
we miss the presence of Christ in the homeless,
the aging,
the vulnerable
who live just outside our doors.
Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy,
Have mercy upon us.

~ written by Katherine Hawker for the Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1998.  Posted on Liturgy Outside. http://liturgyoutside.net/CPr13.html