Posted by: Dan | December 9, 2008

An Advent Litany

How long, now, have we been waiting for you to come back to us?

Almost eighty generations.  Almost two thousand years.

How long, now, have we been waiting for you to come back to us?

Countless wars.  Countless plagues and famines and floods.

How long, now, have we been waiting for you to come back to us?

We are bleeding.

How long?

We are suffering.

How long?

We are dying.

How long?

Our hearts are breaking.

How long?

Our minds are breaking.

How long?

Our bodies are breaking.

We are still waiting.

For salvation.

Waiting.

For healing.

Waiting.

For redemption.

Waiting.

For liberation.

Waiting.

For life.

Waiting.

For you.

Return to us.

Our voices have grown hoarse.

Return to us.

Our eyes have grown dry.

Return to us.

Our hands have grown weak.

Return to us.

Our hearts have grown hard.

We are lost without you.

O, come.

So lost.

O, come.

So lost.

Immanuel.

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Responses

  1. Amen.

  2. hello, I really like this litany. May I use it, giving you credit of course, in a little zine of collected prayers I’m making as a christmas gift? let me know, peace

  3. e-majyn:

    Yep, that’s fine. Go ahead and use the litany. Sounds like a cool project you’re working on. I didn’t know that people still did zines these days, so more power to ya!

  4. poserorprophet-
    thanks for letting me use your litany. I made about 50 copies to hand out to family and friends. if you send me your address I could send you one. also out here in portland,oregon the zine scene seems to be thriving. bless bless
    emajyn@gmail.com


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