Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday Fun: Litany for a Dying Computer

No shortage of smart, delightful stuff out there and I thank God for the faith-based Twitterati who guide me to it. Can't remember who first provided a link to Litany for a Dying Computer but I tweeted it out from the @chsocm account. 

Somehow that seemed insufficient, so I contacted Emily Hope Morgan (@PresbyEmily) for permission to reprint (so-to-speak) it on this blog. You can find the original and the story behind it at Fight the Bees, her blog which is subtitled, "A Millennial pondering questions of the new millenium."  

Litany for a Dying Computer 

One: Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, you are very great. 

Many: You are clothed with honor and majesty, wrapped in light as with a garment. 

One: You stretch out the heavens like a tent. You set the beams of your chambers on the waters. 

Many: You make the clouds your chariot. You ride on the wings of the wind. 

One: You make the winds your messengers and fire and flame your ministers. 

All: Bless the Lord, O my soul. (Psalm 104:1-4) 

One: Our souls magnify the Living God, the Creator. Our feet follow Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ. Our ears listen for the Small Still Voice, the Spirit. In all things we are called to remember God’s presence in the world and in our lives. 

Today we thank God for this computer, (insert name if computer has one). As embodied disciples we live in modern times and have many tools at our disposal. We remember the many blessings of our lives that make using computers possible from our finances or generosity of others to our health to electricity. 

Holy God, we ask if this computer has helped us to harm anyone emotionally or spiritually please forgive us and shine a light onto our path that we may turn away from such actions, seek forgiveness, and embrace all people with love. 

We give you thanks for the entertainment and relaxation this computer has given us and ask that you continue to strengthen us through your Spirit to live balanced lives. We ask the transition to a new computer be a smooth one and that we continue to live all our lives as the beloved children of God that we are. Bless the Lord, O my soul. Amen. 

Optional: End with the Lord’s Prayer or the reading of the rest of Psalm 104

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