Apr 19, 2011

More Benedictions for Easter

Here are a few ideas for scriptural benedictions on Easter Sunday. 

Easter Benediction I
(based on Hebrews 13)

And now, may the God of peace,
who brought back again from the dead our Lord Jesus,
equip you with all you need for doing his will.
May he produce in you,
through the power of Jesus Christ,
all this is pleasing to him.
To him be glory forever and ever.  Amen.

Easter Benediction II
(based on 2 Corinthians 1)

All praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the source of every mercy, the God of all consolation.
Do not rely on yourselves alone, but put your trust in him.
For the God who can raise the dead to life again
will also deliver you!

Easter Benediction III
(based on Isaiah 43)

Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name, you are mine.
When you go through deep waters and great trouble,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown!
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned; the flames will not consume you.
For I am the Lord, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.

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