A Litany for the Broken


God of salvation, rescue us.
In Your unfailing love, draw near to us.

In the shadowy valleys of despair, Lord carry us.  In the turbulent and disorienting waters,  Lord be our safe harbour.  On the road of suffering, Lord be our shelter.

God of salvation, rescue us.
In Your unfailing love, draw near to us.

We are the crushed, the afflicted, the broken, the weary, the sin-sick, the lonely, the fearful.  Lord, hear our cries.

In Your unfailing love, draw near to us.
God of salvation, rescue us.

The Lord sustains the humble.  Jesus, our wounded Saviour, carries our tears, our afflictions, our grievances, and our burdens.  

God of salvation, rescue us.
In Your unfailing love, draw near to us.

'God puts the fallen back on their feet.'*  He keeps company with those who have lost their way. Body and soul, He binds up our wounds.  He is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.     

God of salvation, rescue us.
In Your unfailing love, draw near to us.

Holy Father, Creator of all.
Jesus Christ, risen Son.
Holy Spirit, breath of life.  

In Your unfailing love, draw near to us.
God of salvation, rescue us.




*Quoted from Eugene Peterson's, The Message (Psalm 147:6).


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