Litany with Twelve candles

Litany with Twelve candles

The Rev. Erice Fairbrother

23 December 2017

We stand in solidarity with all who wait for justice
All:  We wait in solidarity with all who wait for their human rights to be recognised
We remember in solidarity all who suffer from discrimination
All:  We kneel in solidarity with all who pray for their inclusion in Christ to made a reality

Four candles are lit

We weep in solidarity with all who weep out of frustration
All: We lift up our hands in solidarity with all who raise banners and march for freedom
We keep silence in solidarity with all who have been silenced
All: We listen in solidarity with all who are hearing even the stones shout out

Four candles are lit

We live while others debate
All: We love while others debate the right to love
We stand in the presence of the sacred even as the right to sacramental life is debated
All: We are here and remember the many others who cannot be here

Four candles are lit

To cry in frustration
All: To kneel and beseech
To shout like stones
All: To keep sacred silence

A time of silence is held

We gather and hold fast to what is good
All: To love as we have first been loved by the beloved other
The love of the sacred other
All: Source of our truth and freedom
It is in this love we wait, and pray

All: Christ, love-maker
Hear our prayer

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