May 7, 2013

A Blessing for Pentecost


Here’s a closing benediction/blessing for Pentecost Sunday.  It comes from the Church of England website.

Closing Benediction for Pentecost Sunday

May the Spirit,
who hovered over the waters when the world was created,
breathe into you the life he gives.
Amen.
                         
May the Spirit,
who overshadowed the Virgin when the eternal Son came among us,
make you joyful in the service of the Lord.
Amen.
                         
May the Spirit,
who set the Church on fire upon the Day of Pentecost,
bring the world alive with the love of the risen Christ.
Amen.
                         
And the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.
Amen.  
           
~ from Common Worship published by Church House Publishing. Posted on the Church of England website. http://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/worship/texts/principal-services/holy-communion/presedseasonal/pentecost2.aspx