Benediction: Easter 7 B

Here’s a closing benediction for the seventh Sunday of Easter. It was written by Peter L. Haynes.

(based on John 16:7-15, Psalm 1)

May God protect you through your time of trial.
May the love of Christ,
            seen in what he did, and
            heard in what he said,
                        fill you with joy and hope.
May the Holy Spirit advocate for you,
            leading into all truth,
            lighting the way of faith, and
            strengthening you to follow Jesus,
                        so that you will become
                                    like a strong, young tree,
                                                growing deep and
                                                bearing much fruit.

— written by Peter L. Haynes, and posted on the Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren website.