(based on Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13)
Go now to will and to work for God’s purposes.
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.
Be filled with the same love
and look to the interests of others.
With reverence for God, work out your salvation.
And may God quench your thirst with love and consolation;
May Christ Jesus strengthen you and encourage you;
And may the Holy Spirit lead you on and make your joy complete.
We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
........In the name of Christ. Amen.
©2002 Nathan Nettleton LaughingBird.net
For other benedictions based on the scripture texts for September 25, 2011, see also Benediction: September 25, 2011, Blessing Words: Philippians 2: 6-11, Blessing: Matthew 21: 23-32, Benediction: Philippians 2: 12-13, or Benediction: Psalm 78: 1-7. You might also try clicking on Benedictions in the list of “Labels” at the right, or take a look at this Benediction index.
For more worship resources related to this text, or other texts for September 25, 2011 (the fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost), click on Proper 21A in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.