Here’s a Commission & Benediction written by Nathan Nettleton and based on Philippians 1:21-30, one of the suggested scripture texts for September 18, 2011 (Proper 20A).
(based on Philippians 1: 21-30)
Go out in the strength of God’s gracious gifts.
Live lives worthy of the gospel of Christ.
Stand firm in one spirit.
Strive with one mind for the faith of the gospel.
And may the power and the presence of God go with you.
May the Call of Christ lead you into fruitful labour.
And may the Holy Spirit fill you with the joy of grace.
We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
........In the name of Christ. Amen.
©2002 Nathan Nettleton www.laughingbird.net
See also Benediction: Philippians 1: 21-30.