This litany follows along with the week's Lectionary passages from Mark 4, Psalms 30 & 130, and Lamentations 3.
God, thank you for showing us over and over, in myriad ways,
That you care for us.
Even as Christ walked the earth in human form,
He healed ailments (1),
Brought life where death seemed imminent (2),
Welcomed little children,
Offered food for body and soul.
We are afflicted by so many sorrows and discomforts,
But you know them all.
We are brought low by various circumstances and particulars,
But you care about them all.
We suffer most when we distance ourselves from you.
We suffer most when we forget you.
Out of the depths we cry to you, God. (3)
Nothing about us goes unnoticed by you.
The steadfast love of God never ceases,
Your mercies never come to an end;
They are new every morning;
Great is your faithfulness. (4)
You have taken off our sackcloth and clothed us with joy;
You have turned our mourning into dancing,
So that our souls may praise you and not be silent.
O LORD our God, we will give thanks to you forever. (5)