celtic preayers

A Little Litany

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I will extol the Lord at all times
ALL: His praise will always be on my lips
I sought the Lord and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears
ALL: His praise will always be on my lips
Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame
ALL: His praise will always be on my lips
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him
ALL: His praise will always be on my lips
Fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing
ALL: His praise will always be on my lips
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing
ALL: His praise will always be on my lips
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears attentive to their cry
ALL: His praise will always be on my lips
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles
ALL: His praise will always be on my lips
The Lord is close to the broken hearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit
ALL: His praise will always be on my lips
Yes, I will extol the Lord at all times
ALL: His praise will always be on my lips

(Psalm 34)


Father God, in whose love we live and move, we pray for a world
crying out to feel loved, wanted, cherished and unique.
ALL: Heavenly Father, source of all love

We pray for a world torn apart by conflict and war.
A world that lives uneasily in a climate of fear
with no clear vision for future days
ALL: Heavenly Father, source of all hope

We pray for a world that thinks less of others than of self.
A world where division between nations, race, religion
neighbour and family leads to distrust
ALL: Heavenly Father, source of all peace

We pray for a world that is short on happiness,
too busy to enjoy this world you have created,
too preoccupied with living to appreciate life.
ALL: Heavenly Father, source of all joy

We pray for a world where spiritual longing is satisfied
by fashionable notions and temporary solutions
with no thought for tomorrow.
ALL: Heavenly Father, source of our Salvation

We pray for a world that needs to know your love, your hope,
your peace, your joy and Salvation. A world that needs to know
it is special, unique and is uniquely loved by a Heavenly Father.