Litanies & Prayers

Who are you?

A litany for worship inspired by Isaiah 11:1-10

by Ken Sehested

 

When we are asked—Who are you?—what shall we say?

We are followers of Jesus who believe that doing justice and loving mercy are intimately tied to walking humbly with God.

And if asked—What is you mission?—how do we respond?

Our mission is to nurture spiritual formation in ways that support prophetic and redemptive work in the world.

And what do these things look like?

In the Prophet Isaiah’s vision, one day wolf and lamb, leopard and calf, cow and bear, child and viper, shall rest fearlessly in each other’s presence.

And this is why we long to know God, because acquaintance with the Beloved brings health and healing to the earth.

“They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain; for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”

©ken sehested @ prayerandpolitiks.org
Using language from the Circle of Mercy Congregation’s vision and mission statement, along with language from Isaiah 11.