Litanies & Prayers

Blessed intention

A litany for worship inspired by Psalm 19

by Ken Sehested

Throw off the covers of earth’s darkened slumber! Unplug your ears, you creatures of flesh! From deepest sigh of tear-stained eye, set your sight on Heaven’s resolve.

For the sky’s bright luster, alive with motion, shows the wonder of Blessed intention.

The Word—shorn of words—springs from every nick and cranny. By night and by day the silent sound of Wonder drenches every listening ear.

The tent of heaven, filled with sun’s splendor, springs from its gloomy eclipse.

Like the joy-faced groom, the eager-armed bride, our Lover’s embrace lingers near.

The Sovereign’s sure guidance parts seas of confusion. Instruction in reverence prompts joyous acclaim.

Every mouth, every tongue: Exclaim your profession. And proclaim earth’s restoration: every head, every hand.

Now let the words of my mouth, the meditations of my heart, be acceptable in Your sight, O Rock of Redemption and Ransom’s release.

©Ken Sehested @ prayerandpolitiks.org