Litany

December 26th, 2020 Posted in writing

Down the centuries,  Christians have prayed using  litanies.    At this season of the year, I share with you the following:

 A SHORT LITANY OF THE INCARNATION

God, you love the world and all you’ve made —

Have mercy on us, and keep us close to you always!

God, you sent your Son to share our life—

Have mercy on us, and keep us close to you always!

God, you waited for Mary’s “Let it be” to begin the human life of your Son—

Have mercy on us, and keep us close to you always!

God, you rejoice in Jesus’ humanity—

            Have mercy on us, and keep us close to you always!

God, your Son shared the struggles and fears all humans have—

             Have mercy on us, and keep us close to you always!

God, your Son felt the love and joys that humans feel—

              Have mercy on us, and keep us close to you always!

God, your Son called  ordinary men and women to be his followers—

               Have mercy on us, and keep us close to you always!

God, your Son always affirmed your abiding mercy!

                 Have mercy on us, and keep us close to you always!

God, your Son promises us he will always be with us; may we, here and in Heaven, always be with Him!

Have mercy on us, and keep us close to you always! Amen.

Our Father. . . Hail Mary . . . Glory be

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