Commission & Benediction: Epiphany 2

Here’s a closing commission and benediction based on the scripture passages for January 15, 2012 (the third Sunday after Epiphany).  They were written by Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction

Go now. Listen for the voice of the Lord
and follow wherever it leads.
Do not be dominated by anything.
Allow no room within yourselves for deceit,
but offer yourselves as a temple for the Holy Spirit.

And may God be with you and speak through you;
May Christ Jesus be one with you and raise you to life;
And may the Holy Spirit dwell within you and make you holy.

We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
........In the name of Christ. Amen.

© 2002 Nathan Nettleton

For more benedictions on this blog, see the Benediction Index at the upper right side of the page.

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