Litany for Creation

Music by  Daniel Kallman
Text by Christine Kallman
Cantor, congregation, SATB or unison chorus, keyboard; 3’00”

A responsive prayer for our stewardship of God’s creation. Level: Easy.

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This litany was created for worship on Earth Day 2009 and is based in part on Psalm 33:5: “The earth is full of the steadfast love of God.”

LITANY FOR CREATION

Choir:
God loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of God.

Cantor:
Let us celebrate God’s gift of creation, contemplating our impact on this planet, and committing ourselves to responsible use of the earth. Gracious God,

All: Help us be good stewards of creation.

Cantor:
Let us restore the land and renew the forests. Let us protect the animals and their habitat. Gracious God,

All: Help us be good stewards of creation.

Cantor:
Let us rejoice in seas and lakes and streams, working to restore polluted waters and to ensure clean water for all. Gracious God,

All: Help us be good stewards of creation.

Choir:
God loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of God.

Cantor:
Let us decide to live simply, to use resources wisely, to tread gently. Gracious God,

All: Help us be good stewards of creation.

Cantor:
Let us promote justice and peace, respecting all living things. Let us remember our children. Let us join together to heal the earth. Gracious God,

All: Help us be good stewards of creation.

Choir:
God loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of God.

–Christine Kallman, 2009, All Rights Reserved

Christine Kallman writes plays, song lyrics, and poems.