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A Litany For Holding On

For a few years now, I have been learning a bit of the craft of congregational call-and-response readings.  Simply put, I find there is something profoundly restorative in a community of faith 'saying aloud' and 'saying together' words in time and space.  The cadence and rise and fall of spoken word and the joined confession of many gathered voices has captured me in a different but not altogether separate way than what I have typically come to know as 'congregational worship.'  In this litany I combined a melodic tag that I wrote for another song to function as a sung response. I intentionally kept the response simple and singular in words so that it could perhaps work like an inhale and exhale in a melodic way.

As always, I would love to hear from you if this litany finds its way to your faith community, your home, or your gathering tables. Peace to you in the holding on—my hope is that in the breathing in and out of these words a deeper knowing of being hel…

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