Litany: The Days are Coming
(inspired by Jeremiah 31, Revelation 21)
The days are coming, says our God, when I will gather you.
The days are coming soon when I will bring you to a land I will show you,
a land of peace where justice reigns.
The days are coming when I will cleanse you
of all that holds you in fear and terror,
of all that blinds you to truth.
On that day, you will cry with those who mourn and laugh with those rejoicing.
You will stand speechless before a newborn child,
and sing in joy before a mountain stream,
and all creation will give glory.The days are soon coming, they are already here,
when I will give you a new heart and you will know me.
On that day, the grain you have stored will feed the hungry.
The wealth you have saved will protect the poor,
and all children will find safe haven.
On that day, all people will come into the land that God will show them,
and land of peace, where justice reigns,
and all God’s children will find safe haven. Click here for a printer-friendly pdf version.— from
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