Feb 10, 2019

Litany: Happy are They

Here’s a responsive litany from the Canadian Interfaith Conference.

Happy are They
(inspired by Matthew 5:1-12 and other passages)

Happy are all they that wait for the LORD.  (Isaiah 30:18)  
Happy are all they that put their trust in him. (Psalm 2:12)                                                         
Happy are they who know that they are poor;
the kingdom of heaven is theirs. (Matt. 5:3)
Happy are they whose delight is in the law of the Lord.  (Ps. 1:1-2)                                       
Happy are they of a gentle spirit; (Ps. 37:11)
They shall have the earth for their inheritance.  (Matthew 5:5)                                                                         
Happy are they who do hunger and thirst to see the right prevail;
For they shall be satisfied. (Matthew 5:6)                                                                          
Happy are the merciful;
For they shall obtain mercy. (Matthew 5:7)

Happy are the pure in heart;
For they shall see God. (Psalm 24:4, Matthew 5:8)

Happy are the peacemakers;                                                                            
For they shall be called the children of God. (Matthew 5:9)                                                         
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called the children of God.
And such we are. (1 John 3:1)

Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things;
And blessed be the Name of his majesty for ever:
Let all the earth be filled with his glory.  (Ps. 72:19-20)
Amen and Amen. 

~ in Canadian Centennial Anthology of Prayer (The Canadian Interfaith Conference, 1967). http://www.amazon.ca/Canadian-Centennial-Anthology-Interfaith-Conference/dp/B0087KOKTW