This ancient prayer was used by John Wesley as an important form of public intercessory prayer. John Wesley asked the early Methodists in America to pray this prayer twice a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Great Litany is not nearly as widely used today as it was in John Wesley’s day, but it remains a powerful way to pray together for the needs of ourselves, our nation, and our world. It is particularly appropriate to use this prayer during penitential occasions. And so, we will be joining together to pray the Great Litany as part of our Lenten observance.