Sep 12, 2013

Prayer of Confession: Ignoring the Vision

Here’s a litany of confession inspired by Habakkuk 2: 1-4.  It was written by Katherine Hawker.

Litany of Confession
(inspired by Habakkuk 2: 1-4)

For ignoring the vision
breathed by the living Spirit
churning deep within our souls;
Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy,
Have mercy upon us.

For refusing to look at the vision
alive within those
who look or act or sound different from us;
Christ have mercy,
Christ have mercy,
Have mercy upon us.

For choosing familiarity, ease, and comfort
rather than risking the opportunities
afforded in the vision
Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy,
Have mercy upon us.

~ based on Habakkuk 2: 1-4.  Written in 1998 by Katherine Hawker for the Evangelical United Church of Christ. Posted on Liturgy Outside. http://liturgyoutside.net/CPr26.html