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Litany of Faith Based on Psalm 85

One: Let us declare our faith in God; declare and do not doubt.

Many: But how can we build faith to trust the Lord?

One: Remember!

Many: Remember?

One: The psalmist remembered God and said, "You forgave the iniquity of your people; you pardoned all their sin." (v.2)

Many: We remember!

One:"You withdrew all your wrath; you turned away from your hot anger." (v. 3)

Many: We remember!

One: Now speak like a psalmist; cry out to the Lord!

Many: "Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away indignation toward us." (v. 4)

One: Cry out to the Lord!

Many: "Show us your steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation." (v. 7)

One: Trust God!

Many: "He will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts." (v. 8)

One: Declare this!

Many: "Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet." (v. 10a)

One: "Righteousness and peace will kiss each other." (v. 10b)

Many: "Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, (v. 11a)

One: "And righteousness will look down from the sky." (v. 11b)

All: And the glory of the Lord will dwell in our land. And in our homes. And in this place. And in us.

Selections taken from The Africana Worship Book for Year C © Discipleship Resources, 2008. Used with permission