Jan 28, 2012

Benediction: Making All Things New

Here’s a benediction based on the healing passages for Epiphany 6B (February 12, 2012) – Mark 1:40-45, 2 Kings 5:1-14).  It was written by Erik Alsgaard.

Benediction
(inspired by 2 Kings 5:1-14; Mark 1:40-45)

God is flat-out in the healing business.
It often doesn’t look like what we expect it to be,
but it’s there:
when we are able to forgive one another,
when we bring peace and wholeness
    to a hurting world,
when we bring newness
    to the dead and parched areas of our lives.
See, God makes all things new!
Go forth, in the strength of God’s love
and God’s promise of love and peace. Amen.

— written by Erik Alsgaard, and posted on the Worship Elements page of the Ministry Matters website. Visit that site for many other good lectionary-based worship resources.

For more worship resources for February 12, 2012 (the sixth Sunday after Epiphany), click on Epiphany 6B in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page. For more benedictions on this blog, click on Benedictions in the list of “Labels” at the lower right, or see the Benediction Index at the upper right.