Benediction: 2 Thessalonians 1: 11-12

Here’s a closing commission and benediction inspired by 2 Thessalonians 1: 11-12.  It was written by Nathan Nettleton, and posted on LaughingBird website.

Commission & Benediction

Go now and live by faith.
Patiently trust in God’s promised future;
live by God’s teachings,
and let your love for one another increase.

And may God give you grace and peace;
May Christ Jesus make you worthy of his call;
And may the Holy Spirit fulfil in you
every good resolve and work of faith.

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

~ Copyright © 2004 Nathan Nettleton