Hear the world, O God. Uncover your ears and know your people's anguish.
Do not hide yourself from the cries for relief, from the noises of war.
The world is distraught, O God. People and nations live in fear, and creation echoes their trembling.
Day by day brings news of crisis, news of pain, news of waste, news of violence. Have you not seen and heard the news, O God?
Let God hear and be stirred from sleep. Let us hear and be driven from complacency.
Attend to those who need you most, O God. Our prayers will not cease while we watch for justice; we pour them out continuously into the pool of the world's tears.
Litany of Lament cross-posted from rachelhackenberg.com