Benediction: Ascension Day

Here’s a closing commission and benediction for Ascension from Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction
(Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23)

Go out into the world.
and in your words and in your lives
bear witness to the Christ who has ascended
to be everywhere present.

And as you come to know him,
may God give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation,
may Christ Jesus lift up his hands and bless you,
and may the Spirit open to you all the riches of Christ’s inheritance.

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

— Copyright © 2002 Nathan Nettleton

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