God’s Love Endures Forever

A Thanksgiving Litany Inspired by Psalm 136

This litany is inspired by and follows the movements of Psalm 136, with a focus on God’s enduring love.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
God’s love endures forever. 

Give thanks for the love at the heart of our God:
For love that overflows with a bubbling joy to the world;
For love that welcomes and enfolds and reaches out to us;
For love that holds the hope of restoration.
God’s love endures forever. 

Give thanks for God’s love that delights in creating:
For love that celebrates the fall harvest and new life in the spring;
For love that grants the warmth of the summer heat and sparkles in the fallen snow;
For love that pays attention to the smallest seed and to the largest whale;
For love that has created a world of dynamic wonder.
God’s love endures forever. 

Give thanks for God’s love that draws near to us:
For love that sent God’s only Son;
For love that delivered us and brought us out of bondage to sin;
For love that sought us out by God’s Spirit and called us to faith. 
God’s love endures forever. 

Give thanks for God’s love that extends to all:
For love that welcomes people of every race, class, and gender;
For love that endlessly endures and cannot be stopped;
For love that calls us, God’s people, to love our neighbors as ourselves.
God’s love endures forever. 

Give thanks for God’s love:
For love that remembers us when we have forgotten God;
For love that delivered us when we were in need;
For love that preserves us when we struggle;
For love that reigns, bringing restoration to our world.
God’s love endures forever. 
Amen.

Pastor Matt Timms has a master’s in theological studies from Regent College and serves as an associate pastor at Granite Springs Church in Lincoln, California. In addition to writing, he loves podcasting. He can be heard on the podcasts Curious Psalms, Curious Church, and The Timms Take.

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