Litanies & Prayers

Enfleshed by the Word

A litany for worship inspired by Proverbs 8 and John 1:1-18

by Ken Sehested

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

By that Word were all things breathed to life from the breathless dark, knit into comely shape from nether and nil.

Even so was Wisdom present at the beginning, the great Sculptor of God’s delight, carving the depths of the seas and the heights of the mountains, assigning the waters their limit, the springs their origin and the soil its abundance.

By the Word’s brilliance and by Wisdom’s great might did Glory tame the void’s furied fright.

Enfleshed by the Word, by Wisdom sustained, all creatures rejoice with voice unrestrained.

By Wisdom’s road lies the path of justice. By the Word’s embrace doth Heaven entice.

So watch by the gate, to the portal attend, for the light’s bright disclosure and the earth’s full amend.

Happy now those with her Wisdom conferred; grace upon grace, fully formed in his Word.

©Ken Sehested @ prayerandpolitiks.org