Benediction: 2 Timothy 1

Here’s a closing commission and benediction inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 22 C, especially 2 Timothy 1: 1-14.  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction
(inspired by 2 Timothy 1: 1-14)

Go now, relying on the power of God.
Guard the good treasure God has entrusted to you
and hold firm to the teaching of the apostles.
Remember one another in your prayers
and continue to offer yourselves for the gospel.

And may God give you grace, mercy and peace;
May Christ Jesus lead you into life and faith;
And may the Holy Spirit live within you
and rekindle good gifts within you.

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

~ copyright © 2001 Nathan Nettleton