Here’s a closing commission and benediction inspired by the scripture readings for Proper 9C. It was written by Nathan Nettleton and posted on Laughingbird.
Closing Commission and Benediction
Go now, and proclaim that the reign of God is near.
Travel lightly, but bear one another’s burdens,
and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Work for the good of all,
and pray that God will send more labourers
into the harvest.
And may God give you mercy and peace;
May Christ Jesus give you power over all that would harm you;
And may the Holy Spirit produce within you
a rich harvest of joy and life.
We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
In the name of Christ. Amen.
~ © 2001 Nathan Nettleton and posted on LaughingBird. http://www.laughingbird.net/