October 18, 2018

11:50 a.m. Coventry Litany of Reconciliation

Friday at noon

Every Friday, at noon, Bishop Michael Oulton will lead a few minutes of prayer on the King Street steps of the Cathedral. Everyone is invited to join in this short but important time of prayer at the Cathedral.

The Coventry Litany of Reconciliation

Following the bombing of the mediaeval Cathedral in 1940, Provost Howard had the words 'Father Forgive' inscribed on the wall behind the Altar of the ruined building. These words are used as the response in the Coventry Litany of Reconciliation, which is prayed in the ruins of the mediaeval Cathedral every Friday at noon, and is also used throughout the world by members of the Community of the Cross of Nails. For further information see http:\\CrossOfNails.org.

All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

The hatred which divides nation from nation, race from race, class from class,
Father Forgive.

The covetous desires of people and nations to possess what is not their own,
Father Forgive.

The greed which exploits the work of human hands and lays waste the earth,
Father Forgive.

Our envy of the welfare and happiness of others,
Father Forgive.

Our indifference to the plight of the imprisoned, the homeless, the refugee,
Father Forgive.

The lust which dishonours the bodies of men, women and children,
Father Forgive.

The pride which leads us to trust in ourselves and not in God,
Father Forgive.

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Read more about the Litany: http://www.coventrycathedral.org.uk/about-us/our-reconciliation-ministry/coventry-litany-of-reconciliation.php

 

 

Time: 11:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.