Benediction: Proper 23 B

Here’s a closing commission and benediction inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 23 B.  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.


Go now in the confidence of people who have found mercy.
Follow Jesus,
keeping the commandments,
letting go of all that binds you to the ways of this world,
and investing everything in God’s realm.

And may God come close to you and keep you safe;
May Christ Jesus reward your faithfulness a hundredfold;
and may the Holy Spirit be your help in time of need.

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

~ Copyright © 2000 Nathan Nettleton