Street Prayer for the Murdered – Litany

Revised Pentecost 2009

Response: SAVE US O GOD

From the brutality of murder and violence…..
From the hardship of poverty and loss…..
From the addiction of drugs and alcohol….

From the fear of isolation and hardship….
From the evil of war and hatred……….
From the corruption of sin and darkness….

From the terror of gunshots and stabbings…
From the suffering of illness and disease…..
From the coldness of loneliness and self-pity…

From the bitterness of homelessness and empty pockets…
From the need of prostitution and pornography….
From the snare of mental illness and all discrimination..

From the desperation of pride and jealousy….
From the silence of apathy and neglect….
From the wounds of sexual molestation and abuse…

From the deserts of ignorance and suffering…
From the arrogance of racism and greed…
From the burden of grief and despair…

From the torture of broken promises and empty commitments…
From the doubt of selfishness and insecurities…..
From the web of egoism and self-centeredness….
From the outrage of revenge and the death penalty…

From the seduction of materialism and gossip…
From the sin of gluttony and avarice……
From the cloud of sexism and ageism ….
From the trap of cynicism and lack of forgiveness….

And from all evil….
And from all evil….
And from all evil……

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