Benediction: Proper 14 B

Here’s a closing commission and benediction for Proper 14 B, the eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction
(inspired by Ephesians 4:25-5:2)

Go out and imitate God, living in love.
Put your hope in God’s Word
and let your own words be truthful and constructive.
May sin rouse your anger,
..but never let anger cause you to sin.
Don’t allow any room for evil.

And may God always hear your voice.
May Christ Jesus raise you to new life;
and may the Holy Spirit nourish you for the life of love.

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

~ Copyright © 2003 Nathan Nettleton