This litany is inspired by a reading of the New Testament passage for the week (Proper 14, Year B)
God, help us to put away what doesn’t serve us,
What doesn’t serve Love,
What doesn’t offer forgiveness,
What doesn’t fit in your community.
We put away falsehood and dishonesty.
We put away destructive talk.
We put away bitterness and malice.
We put away power struggles.
Instead of repressing our anger,
We choose to examine it;
We choose to feel it,
We choose to release it.
We choose to deal honestly with our emotions,
And our difficult relationships,
And the pain we’ve experienced,
And so come clean to it all.
Help us to observe ourselves unflinchingly,
And to see down to the truth of what is.
For to honesty and truth
We add kindness and forgiveness (1).
Help us, Oh God, to be imitators of the Divine (2),
Living in full freedom, acceptance, and love. Amen
1) Ephesians 4:32
2) Ephesians 5:1