Benediction: 1 Corinthians 12

Here’s a closing commission and benediction inspired by 1 Corinthians 12:12-31.  It was written by Nathan Nettleton and posted on Laughingbird Liturgical Resources.

Commission & Benediction
(inspired by 1 Corinthians 12:12-31)

Go now, and live as one body in Christ.
Be at peace, and care for one another;
Suffer with one another and rejoice with one another.
Give your attention to the Word of God
and proclaim the good news of freedom to all.

And may God delight your heart and sharpen your vision;
May Christ Jesus keep you, thought and word, in his grace;
And may the Holy Spirit be the fountain that sustains you all
........and binds you together as one.

~ Copyright © 2001 Nathan Nettleton