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Proper 26 Year C


Based Habakkuk. Written for Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1998. Copyright Katherine Hawker.

Invocation (paraphrase of Habakkuk 2:1-4)

Write the vision,

make it plain

so that it may be read.

For there is still a vision

it speaks of the day of the Lord

and does not lie.

If it seems to tarry,

Wait;

For surely it will come.

 

Litany of Confession

For ignoring the vision

breathed by the living Spirit

churning deep within our souls;

Lord have mercy,

Lord have mercy,

Have mercy upon us.

For refusing to look at the vision

alive within those

who look or act or sound different from us;

Christ have mercy,

Christ have mercy,

Have mercy upon us.

For choosing familiarity, ease, and comfort

rather than risking the opportunities

afforded in the vision

Lord have mercy,

Lord have mercy,

Have mercy upon us.

 

Invitation to Pardon

If the vision seems to tarry

wait for it;

it will surely come…

it will surely come…

 

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