Living Psalm 126 – Lent 5C
Living Psalms Book
Psalms in the form of words and art, reborn in the specific contexts of our world, privileging the voices of historically marginalized communities and those acting in solidarity with them.
Living Psalm 126: Fifth Sunday in Lent C
Prayer at the end of worship
God, at the end of our worship,
we pray together an opening prayer.
Open our mouths to teach songs of joy
in places of sorrow,
our tongues to bring laughter
to children who rarely clap their hands.
Open our listening to the tears
of those most vulnerable,
those whose fortunes are not restored,
who have terrible things happen
while we are content
to live as those within our own dream.
Then open within us, God of Joy,
a pocket of the heart
in which we carry seeds of our harvests —
from this worship, from our Lent,
from holy justice
and human compassion —
to plant in the lives of others. Amen.
Living Psalm 126, for the Fifth Sunday in Lent C, was written by Maren Tirabassi.
Living Psalms Book is created by UCC Witness & Worship Artists’ Group, a Network of UCC connected artists, activists and ministers bridging the worship and liturgy of the local church with witness and action in the community.
Logo is detail from Living Psalm 80 by Sophia Beardemphl, Redwoods, CA. Recovering from significant bullying, Sophia, age nine, read Psalm 80 and thought of brokenness that needs mending. She drew this broken and mended bowl.
© Copyright 2019 Maren Tirabassi. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.