Feb 20, 2012

Commission & Benediction: Lent 3 B

Here’s a beautiful closing benediction based on the suggested scripture readings for the third Sunday of Lent, Year B (March 11, 2012): Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; John 2: 13-22, and 1 Corinthians 1: 18-25).  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction
(Ex. 20:1-17; Psalm 19; John 2:13-22; 1 Cor. 1:18-25)
Go now, with God’s foolishness and weakness
   as your only wisdom and strength.
Proclaim Christ crucified,
and seek riches only in the love of God’s Word
and in zeal for God’s house.

And may God’s just demands be your nourishment & delight.
May Christ be the power and wisdom of God to you.
And may the Holy Spirit keep you, thought and word,
   in God’s good grace.

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

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