Nov 7, 2011

Benediction: Christ the King

Here are sending words for “Christ the King” or “Reign of Christ” Sunday (the last Sunday before Advent). It was written by Bruce Prewer. 

Sending Out

Christ the feetwasher and the friend of sinners is your only King;
     therefore no menial service for others is beneath your dignity
    and no individual is unworthy of your concern and respect.
Let it be so, dear Lord, let it be.

You cannot be a mini-Christ to everyone who is in trouble
    but you can be Christ’s agent for some.
Therefore I charge you in the name of Christ to keep your eyes and hearts open,
    and you will recognise those in whom Christ comes to you for mercy.
Let it be so, dear Lord, let it be.

The love of Christ Jesus ever enfold you,
the love of God ever encircle you,
the fellowship of the Spirit ever enrich you,
now and evermore!
Amen!

~ written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s HomepageVisit his site for other wonderful lectionary-based worship resources.