Here’s a closing prayer based on Matthew 25: 31-46, the gospel reading for November 20, 2011 (Proper 29A). It comes from the Lutheran Church of Australia.
(based on Matthew 25: 31-46)
Father, your church awaits the day when the Son of Man will come in his glory, and the angels with him, and he will sit on his royal throne. Until that day, when we will be received as your blessed people, keep us safe in your care. Make us merciful, serving your Son now as he comes to us in those in need. We ask this in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
— from Sunday by Sunday, on the Lutheran Church of Australia website.
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