Responsive Litany: John 1-2

Here’s a responsive call to worship (or possibly a prayer of confession) inspired by 1 John 1:1-2:2.  It might also make an appropriate prayer of confession for Holy Humour Sunday (the first Sunday after Easter).

(in response to 1 John 1:1 – 2:2)

For those times when we move in the shadow,
unaware or unwilling to be aware
of how our actions affect others,
we come together, in the light,
to find our joy in God.
For those times when we deceive ourselves –
not revealing to ourselves or others
the true nature of our vulnerabilities and fears,
we come together in the truth,
to find forgiveness in fellowship.
For those times when life has been revealed,
and we have ignored or denied it,
we come together to touch grace
in the presence of the Spirit of Christ.

~ author unknown.