A Liturgy for Those Who Feel Stuck
We have placed the weight of the world’s suffering upon our shoulders
instead of yours, O Deliverer.
We are mired in hesitation,
overwhelmed by stagnancy.
Our city groans with need,
suffering multiplies by the hour,
and it is not the call of your children to ignore our neighbors’ cries.
But, O Savior, how do we wash another’s feet
when we cannot touch?
Where our understanding falters,
where our knowledge dwindles,
where our expertise ends,
O Lord, you meet us there.
Your word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path
when we cannot see the next right step.
O Loving God, you have said this is your will:
to be joyful always
to pray continually
to give thanks
to do justice
to love kindness
to walk humbly with you.
Our portion is you and your redemptive work.
Show us how to be your ambassadors to this hurting world.
Teach us how to use our hands and resources when words fall short.
Define your ministry of reconciliation for each of us, Jesus.
Bless those who have not the time or privilege of feeling stuck:
those on medical frontlines
those stocking shelves
those teaching their children
those caring for the vulnerable
those turning the gears of our beloved city.
O Author and Perfecter of our faith, you use us
to write a beautiful story amid crisis.
As parts of your body, appointed by the same Spirit,
we do not receive your grace in vain,
and trust we have everything we need to abound in every good work.
Each of these liturgies was prayerfully written based on the promises of God in Scripture. We’ve listed them below with links, for those who wish to study further.
1 Corinthians 13:8
1 Thessalonians 5:16–18
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