Amen

Amen

(An expression of confirmation used by Jews, Christians, and Muslims; translated as so be it; truly; yes.)

 

All:        If I could say one word,

     I would say Amen

 

Leader:  So be it sun and stars

      And moon and rain

All:        Amen

 

Leader:  Truly flowers, trees

      And food and fun

All:         Amen

 

Leader:  Yes to this and Yes to that!

      And all who teach that we are one

All:        Amen, Amen, Amen

 

Leader:  If I could say one word

      I would say Amen

 

All:        So be it tests, accomplishments

     And things that went all wrong

Leader:  Amen

 

All:       Truly kids and partners, family, friends

     And those who love to be alone

Leader:  Amen

 

All:        Yes to easy happiness

     And hard decisions done

Leader:  Amen

 

All with Leader (softly):

   Soft Amens

             Whisper wondrous awe

   Or weep in blank despair

(in whispers)

    Amen

 

All with Leader (loudly):

    Loud Amens

    Rise on laughter, dance in splendor

    Sing and shout for more

(with gusto!)

   Amen

 

All with Leader:

   And those that try to drag life down; decry, denounce or vilify

   I shall seek to reconcile

(Pause; then individually)

    Amen

Leader at close:

   Amen

Topics: Interfaith Issues & Dialogue and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: Call to Worship. Resource Types: Affirmations, Prayers, and Readings.

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