Community of the Sisters of the Church

Litany

(suitable for healing services)

Holy God
You watch over us with the most gentle motherly love,
– aching for our wholeness,
In you we are created and recreated,
In you we are found and celebrated,
In you we are fully known.
All: Give us the courage to welcome your love.


Jesus
Light of the world and of our hearts,
You walk beside us through the darkest valleys,
and weep with us in the nights that know no end
You hear the silent screams of our hearts
and when we are unable
even to reach out for your touch,
You enter the tomb of our brokenness –
to kneel before us
and caress our wounds –
anointing us with your ceaseless self giving.
All: Give us the courage to welcome your love.


Holy dancing, life-giving Spirit
sweet scent of divine tenderness,
Blazing fire of mercy,
unrestrainable joy of Heaven.
You plummet the depths of our desolation,
to enfold all,
to restore all.
All: Give us the courage to welcome your love.