Apr 14, 2011

Easter Benediction

Go forth with renewed hope,
Trusting in the transforming love of God.

God does not leave things as they are;
With God, all things are made new.

All creation responds to God’s presence;
The world is alive with possibility.

We open ourselves to this truth;
With Christ, we trust our whole lives to this power.

Nothing is beyond the reach of God;
Neither evil, nor hardship, nor death.

Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed.

— Jeanyne Slettom,
from Process and Faith, an affiliated program of the Claremont School of Theology.

For other Easter benedictions, see More Benedictions for Easter, Easter Sending/Benediction and  Easter Call to Worship / Prayer Litany. You might also be interested in Video Benediction for Easter.