• Admin - Cassidhe Hart

A litany of lament

God of the whole universe, we come to you heavy-hearted and light-headed, confused, distracted, and frustrated.

Lord, we cry to you.

God of our planet-home, we come carrying equal parts anxiety and hope, and long for them mix into some sort of faithful future.

Lord, we cry to you.

God of every creature, great and small, we want to live in your peace and justice, but sometimes the gap between our love and your love is just so great.

Lord, we cry to you.

God who dwells in the deep places of our hearts, we want to obey your call to “be not afraid,” and so we cry out, “Lord, I believe! Help my unbelief!”

Lord, we cry to you.

God of every moment, assure us of your insistent presence in the beauty of a birdsong, the smile of a friend, and the warmth of a blanket. We seek to praise you for the small things.

Lord, we cry to you.

God of the pilgrim way, we thank you that you have brought us this far and rejoice in the call you have given us.

Lord, we cry to you.

God who holds our time in your hands, we know that you promise never to abandon us, and we pray for an enlivened sense of your presence with us and the courage to act on your call for justice and peace.

Lord, we cry to you.

God, the Alpha and Omega, our beginning and our end, continue to pull us into your story of salvation, to remind us of our own belovedness, and to sustain our steps as we walk into your kingdom. And all God’s people said:

Amen.


(c) Cassidhe Hart, 2016



47 views
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black YouTube Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon

©2019 Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL, 60201
sustainGETS@garrett.edu | 800.SEMINARY