Jul 26, 2013

Opening Litany: Psalm 103

Here’s a simple opening litany/prayer inspired by Psalm 103.  It comes from the Oratio Contemplativa website.

Opening Litany
(inspired by Psalm 103)

King of all the earth,
Creator of the universe,
Holy Triune God,
From everlasting to everlasting, you are Lord.

You are merciful and gracious, O Lord,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

You forgive all our iniquities
and heal all our diseases;
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

You redeem our lives from the pit
and crown us with steadfast love and mercy;
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

You satisfy us with good
and renew our youth like the eagles;
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

This is our God, the Holy One.
Come before him with thanksgiving
and offer him the sacrifice of praise.

~ excerpted from a longer congregational prayer posted on Oratio Contemplativa. http://oratiocontemplativa.wordpress.com/tag/jeremiah-14-10/