Litany of the Blessing of the Doors

Door Blessing: First Sunday of Advent Text: Rev. Ronald Raab, CSC

Sunday November 30, 2003 / November 28,2004

RESPONSE: BLESS US O GOD

For the homeless seeking shelter, we pray ……

For the forgotten believing in companionship, we pray…

For the mentally ill longing to be understood, we pray….

For the abused hoping for a safe environment, we pray…

For the angry seeking trust in community, we pray…..

For the hungry knowing we provide in God, we pray..

For the suffering struggling to find compassion, we pray …

For the dirty searching for acceptance, we pray …….

 

For the new born and those preparing for baptism, we pray…

For the hungry of heart longing for Eucharist, we pray ..

For the restless, hearing God in Scripture, we pray….

For the weak, seeking the Holy Spirit in confirmation, we pray

For the ill, seeking strength in anointing of the sick, we pray…

For the sinful believing in the power of reconciliation, we pray….

For the lost knowing their place at God’s table, we pray…

For those seeking marriage believing in God’s covenant, we pray…

For the dead entering the doors for the last time, we pray…

 

For all the staff, volunteers and parish community entering the doors in faith and service, we pray…

For people afraid to enter…

For those peering into our windows…

For those urinating on our doors….

For those selling drugs at our doors..

For those prostituting themselves..

For those we ignore..

For those we can not help or console…..

For those who sleep at our doors..

For those entrusted to God alone….

For all God’s people…

For all God’s people…

For all God’s people...