Litanies & Prayers

Nation of frivolous piety

A litany for worship inspired by Psalm 99 & Isaiah 1:15

by Ken Sehested

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that Divine justice cannot sleep forever. A revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation, is possible. The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.*

Be forewarned, you nation of frivolous piety:

You who turn the Most High God into a mascot for your charade of innocence while deceitfully invoking the Sovereign’s blessings on your affairs.

Let there be no more God bless America, for your hands are full of blood.

Instead, let the nation bless God by its love of justice and its honoring of truth.

For the nations shall tremble, the earth shall quake, at the stirring of Holy Intent.

For the Beloved awakes to the cries of the poor, to the mourning of land and sky.

Requite and redeem by avenging mercy, O Blessed Redeemer: our hands rise in praise!

*quote from US President Thomas Jefferson, slightly adapted
©Ken Sehested @ prayerandpolitiks.org