Litany with Twelve candles

Litany with Twelve candles

The Rev. Erice C. Fairbrother

18 May 2017

 

Litany with Twelve candles

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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Image Offering Candles, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, Wikipedia Commons