Benediction: Proper 12 B

Here’s a commission and benediction inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 12 B (Ordinary 17 B).  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction
(inspired by 2 Samuel 11:1-15, John 6:1-21, Ephesians 3:14-21)

Go out into the world.
Seek God, and the wisdom of God.
Hide yourself from the corruptions of power and adulation.
Entrust whatever you have to Christ
for with him, there will always be more than enough.

And may God strengthen you in your inner beings.
May Christ Jesus dwell in your hearts through faith.
and may the Holy Spirit plant your roots deeply
in the abundant richness of God’s love.

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

©2003 Nathan Nettleton