Oct 30, 2011

Blessing: Matthew 25: 14-30

Here are some parting words of blessing based on Matthew 25: 14-30, one of the suggested readings for November 13, 2011 (Proper 28A, Ordinary 33A).  Revised slightly, they could also be used as an invitation to the offering.

(based on Matthew 25: 14-30)

Our life with all that we are and have
is not ours to possess,
for it is a trust from God.
It is a loan from him,
not to kept safely in a "hole in the ground"
but to work with as best as we can,
each according to his ability.
May almighty God give you the courage
to serve him and people
with all that is in you, and may he bless you:
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Let us go in the peace of Christ
and be his good and faithful servants.
Thanks be to God.

For more worship resources related to this text, or other texts for November 13, 2011 (the twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost), click on Proper 28A in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page. 

For other benedictions, click on Benedictions in the list of “Labels” at the right, or see this Benediction index.