Friday, November 21, 2014

Litany for Jeremiah 1:4-10

I was doing other writing around Jeremiah 1:4-10 today and I wrote this litany to accompany it.

I can't stop thinking about what the words are and their implications. It's actually unsettling.

Jeremiah 1:4-10

1:4 Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, 5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations." 6 Then I said, "Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy." 7 But the Lord said to me, "Do not say, "I am only a boy'; for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you shall speak whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord." 9 Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth; and the Lord said to me, "Now I have put my words in your mouth. 10 See, today I appoint you over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant." 

Litany:

In God’s creation, both young and old are called to witness to truth.
God uses all people in their time.

In God’s creation, all kinds of men and women are equally valuable.
God uses all people in their time.

In God’s creation, no one is too slow or unlearned.
God uses all people in their time.

In God’s creation, no person is without skill, talent, or ideas.
God uses all people in their time.

As with Jeremiah, God rejects all objections.
God uses all people in their time.

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