Here’s a benediction based on Mark 8:34-35. It was written by Bruce Prewer.
(based on Jesus’ words in Mark 8:34-35, and Philippians 4:7)
Jesus said: “If anyone would be my disciple,
let them deny themselves, take up their cross and follow me.
For whoever would save their life will lose it;
and whoever loses life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.”
Learn from Christ, trust him, delight in him,
give your whole daily affairs to him,
and you will never walk alone
or serve without that special happiness
which cannot be taken from you.
The peace of God which surpasses all understanding,
keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge of God
and of his true Son, Christ Jesus our Lord;
And the blessing of the fullness of God,
Father, Son and Holy, Spirit,
will be with you
today and ever more.
— written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage. http://www.bruceprewer.com/