May 21, 2012

Benediction for Trinity Sunday

Here’s a beautiful commission and benediction written by Thom Shuman. It would work well on Trinity Sunday (the first Sunday after Pentecost), and on many other occasions as well. 

Commission and Benediction:
Trinity Sunday

God, who created you in the divine image, sends you forth:
we go,
to reflect the presence of our Creator
to everyone we meet.

Jesus, who has redeemed you,
has established the reign of God in our midst:
we go,
to bring healing to the broken of the world.

The Holy Spirit, who calls you to be God's people,
goes with you to many places:
We go,
to tear down the walls that divide us,
and to build lives of hope for all of God's children.

And now, may the peace of the rolling waves,
the peace of the silent mountains,
the peace of the singing stars,
and the deep, deep peace of the Prince of Peace,
be with you now and forever. Amen.

— written by Thom Shuman, and posted on his Lectionary Liturgies blog.  

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