Arise and arouse

The Blessed One is a stronghold of safety for those crushed by the world.

In every season of trouble, cling to this promise.

May this Name be upon your lips in every waking hour.

In every storm of despair, hold fast to this assurance.

Let you voice resound with praise, for Creation’s Song has yet to be silenced.

In every eruption of brutality, take refuge in this confidence.

The Faithful One will avenge every murderous impulse; the cries of the afflicted ignite the Heart of Heaven.

When the gates of death are opened, fear not! Fear not!

The Advocate will never abandon. Another Way has opened. A River of Peace shall be unleashed.

Arise and arouse, O Christ, and roll back the rule of enmity. Amaze us with your Grace, so that all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.*

©Ken Sehested @ Inspired by Psalm 9. *The last line comes from Julian of Norwich, a 14th century mystic. This litany is reprinted from In the Land of the Living: Prayers personal and public.