Feb 16, 2012

Commission & Benediction: Lent 2 B

Here is a closing commission and benediction based on the scripture readings for    the second Sunday of Lent, Year B (March 4, 2012).  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction
(based on Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Mark 8:31-38, Romans 4:13-25)

Go now, and live before God in openness and integrity.
Set your minds on the ways of God,
not clinging to your own life,
but taking up your cross and following Jesus.

And may God give you a share in the eternal covenant;
May Christ Jesus be proud of you when he comes in glory;
And may the Holy Spirit make you grow strong in faith
and lead you in the ways of righteousness.

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

— Copyright © 2003 Nathan Nettleton http://www.laughingbird.net/

For more worship resources for March 4, 2012 (the second Sunday of Lent), click on Lent 2 B 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.