Closing Benediction: Live Wisely

Here’s a closing commission and benediction inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 15 B (Proper 20 B).  It was written by Rev. Dr. Bertrice Wood.

Commission & Benediction

Go forth into the world trusting with your hearts
the wisdom God bestows upon all who seek to follow God’s will. 
When called to lead, do so with humility and confidence in God. 
Be in this world a sign of Jesus’ presence. 
Share compassion with all whom you encounter. 
Live wisely in God’s name,
and glorify God in all you do. 

And may the grace, mercy and wisdom of God
be our support, guidance and strength
from this day forward and for ever more.  Amen.

~ from Wisdom Quest, written by the Rev. Dr. Bertrice Wood. Posted on the United Church of Christ website.