These litanies for worship are based on and drawn from the lectionary reading cycle. I am intentional in using inclusive language in reference to people and expansive imagery for God. Churches are welcome to use any of these individually for your worship service, as long as I am credited. They are not to be compiled or used in any other manner. --K.K. Hudson-Bates
One: Loving Creator, you have searched us and known us,
All: You know when we sit down and when we rise up.
One: It was you who formed our inward parts,
All: And we are fearfully and wonderfully made!
One: In our lives today, we have choices that are before us.
All: We can choose between life and death.
One: We can choose between good and evil.
All: And because we have known you, God, we can choose to love as you have loved us,
One: And we can choose to walk in your ways.
All: Let us choose life so that we and our world might live abundantly! Amen.
from Deuteronomy 30.19-20 and Psalm 139
The Lord be with you. And also with you. Let us pray: God of Many Possibilities,
You know us from the inside out. You know our intentions and our difficult choices. You have been with us from the moment we were formed. You know when we are hurting and when we may have hurt others, when we need a healing touch and when we can give a healing touch to another. You know the anguish we feel when we see injustice, and you are with us when we search for ways to respond to that injustice. We pray that our hearts will be open as your Spirit nudges us always in the direction that leads to abundant life. This we pray, in Jesus’ name. Amen.