A Litany for Healing

A Litany for Healing

Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord.
Lord, hear my prayer.

In my pain I reach for you, Lord.
Lord, notice my need.

Drenched in sorrow, hurt, and fear, I look for you, Lord.
Lord, find me here.

God of love and hope and life, we cling to you in hope.
Lord, be with us now.

Christ of healing and help and truth, we seek you in desperation.
Lord, be with us now.

Spirit of grace, wisdom, and courage, we grasp for you in need.
Lord, be with us now.

We who are broken, Lord.
Heal us.

We who are bleeding, Lord.
Heal us.

We who are weeping, Lord.
Heal us.

We who are wailing, Lord.
Heal us.

We who are lonely, Lord.
Heal us.

We who are trying, Lord.
Heal us.

We who are angry, Lord.
Heal us.

We who are violent, Lord.
Heal us.

We who are lost, Lord.
Heal us.

We who keep trying to find you and hold you and love you, Lord.
Heal us.

Heal us.
Heal us.

God of Love, God of Help, God of Hope.
Find us. Be with us. Heal us. Now.

God of Justice, God of Community, God of Compassion.
Gather us. Mend us. Heal us. Now.

God of Wisdom, God of Inspiration, God of Action.
Call us. Heal us. Send us. Now.

Lord, here together, here now, we wait.
We wait in hope, we wait in love.
Hear us.
Help us.
Notice us.
Feel us.
Find us.
Heal us.

We place our hope in You.
We hold all hope in You.

Amen.


Proper 8 (Ordinary 13) Year B
Based on Psalm 130 (with a little Mark 5 thrown in)
Written by Rev. Erin Counihan
for worship at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, MO on Sunday, 7/1/18.

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