Pentecost Benediction

Here’s a commission and benediction for Pentecost Sunday (May 27, 2012).  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction for Pentecost
(Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:17-18)
Go out into the world,
and labour to bring forth new life.
Dream dreams, pursue visions
and speak of God’s goodness
in the words of those who would hear.

And may the God who breathed life into creation be your delight.
May Christ Jesus give hope to your dreaming,
and may the Holy Spirit, your advocate and supporter,
........set your hearts ablaze with a passion for peace.

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

— copyright © 2003 Nathan Nettleton