Benediction: John 15

Here’s a benediction inspired by John 15:9-17, the gospel reading for the sixth Sunday after Easter.  It was written by Rev. Susan A. Blain.

Commission & Benediction
(inspired by John 15:9-17)

Christ sends us forth:
Keep my commandments, abide in my love.
We will go forth in peace and justice!
Love one another, go forth to serve:
We will go forth in love!
Share in my mission, bear fruit that will last:
We will go forth as your friends, rejoicing!
Let us go forth in peace to witness to our community and world,
that Christ is alive!

— from Friends of God: Service Prayers for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, written by the Rev. Susan A. Blain.  Posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways archive.  Visit that site for other good lectionary-based resources. 

For more benedictions on this blog, see the Benediction Index at the upper right side of the page.