Litany of Resistance from Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw

This is Beautiful.

 

One: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world
All: Have mercy on us

One: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world
All: Free us from the bondage of sin and death

One: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world
All: Hear our prayer. Grant us peace.

One: For the victims of war
All: Have mercy

One: Women, men and children
All: Have mercy

One: The maimed and the crippled
All: Have mercy

One: The abandoned and the homeless
All: Have mercy

One: the imprisoned and the tortured
All: Have mercy

One: The widowed and the orphaned
All: Have mercy

One: The bleeding and the dying
All: Have mercy

One: The weary and the desperate
All: Have mercy

One: The lost and the forsaken
All: Have mercy

 

One: O God — Have mercy on us sinners
All: Forgive us for we know not what we do
One: For our scorched and blackened earth
All: Forgive us
One: For the scandal of billions wasted in war
All: Forgive us
One: For our arms makers and arms dealers
All: Forgive us
One: For our Caesars and Herods
All: Forgive us
One: For the violence that is rooted in our hearts
All: Forgive us

One: For the times we turn others into enemies
All: Forgive us
One: Deliver us, O God
All: Guide our feet into the way of peace

One: Hear our prayer.
All: Grant us peace.

One: From the arrogance of power
All: Deliver us

One: From the myth of redemptive violence
All: Deliver us

One: From the tyranny of greed
All: Deliver us

One: From the ugliness of racism
All: Deliver us

One: From the cancer of hatred
All: Deliver us

One: From the seduction of wealth
All: Deliver us

One: From the addiction of control
All: Deliver us

One: From the idolatry of nationalism
All: Deliver us

One: From the paralysis of cynicism
All: Deliver us

One: From the violence of apathy
All: Deliver us

One: From the ghettos of poverty
All: Deliver us

One: From the ghettos of wealth
All: Deliver us

One: From a lack of imagination
All: Deliver us

One: Deliver us, O God
All: Guide our feet into the way of peace

One: We will not conform to the patterns of this world
All: Let us be transformed by the renewing of our minds

One: With the help of God’s grace
All: Let us resist evil wherever we find it

 

One: With the waging of war
All: We will not comply

One: With the legalization of murder
All: We will not comply

One: With the slaughter of innocents
All: We will not comply

One: With laws that betray human life
All: We will not comply

One: With the destruction of community
All: We will not comply

One: With the pointing finger and malicious talk
All: We will not comply

One: With the idea that happiness must be purchased
All: We will not comply

One: With the ravaging of the earth
All: We will not comply

One: With principalities and powers that oppress
All: We will not comply

One: With the destruction of peoples
All: We will not comply

One: With the raping of women
All: We will not comply

One: With governments that kill
All: We will not comply

One: With the theology of empire
All: We will not comply

One: With the business of militarism
All: We will not comply

One: With the hoarding of riches
All: We will not comply

One: With the dissemination of fear
All: We will not comply

 

One: Today we pledge our ultimate allegiance… to the Kingdom of God
All: We pledge allegiance

One: To a peace that is not like Rome’s
All: We pledge allegiance

One: To the Gospel of enemy love
All: We pledge allegiance

One: To the Kingdom of the poor and broken
All: We pledge allegiance

One: To a King that loves his enemies so much he died for them
All: We pledge allegiance

One: To the least of these, with whom Christ dwells
All: We pledge allegiance

One: To the transnational Church that transcends the artificial borders of nations
All: We pledge allegiance

One: To the refugee of Nazareth
All: We pledge allegiance

One: To the homeless rabbi who had no place to lay his head
All: We pledge allegiance

One: To the cross rather than the sword
All: We pledge allegiance

One: To the banner of love above any flag
All: We pledge allegiance

One: To the one who rules with a towel rather than an iron fist
All: We pledge allegiance

One: To the one who rides a donkey rather than a war-horse
All: We pledge allegiance

One: To the revolution that sets both oppressed and oppressors free
All: We pledge allegiance

One: To the Way that leads to life
All: We pledge allegiance

One: To the Slaughtered Lamb
All: We pledge allegiance

One: And together we proclaim his praises, from the margins of the empire to the centers of wealth and power
All: Long Live the Slaughtered Lamb

One: Long Live the Slaughtered Lamb
All: Long Live the Slaughtered Lamb

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