Coventry Cathredral Prayer

THE COVENTRY LITANY OF RECONCILIATION
Coventry Cathedral Prayer

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.

Die evangelische Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, Berlin, 1986.
www.gedaechtniskirche-berlin.de