Benediction: Advent 1A

Here’s a closing commission and benediction inspired by the suggested scripture readings for the first Sunday of Advent, Year A (especially Romans 13: 11-14).  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction
(inspired by Romans 13: 11-14)

Go now and walk in the light of the Lord.
Stay alert for the Lord is near.
Put on the armour of light
and live openly and honourably.
Pray for peace for all God’s people.

And may God clothe you in the light of Christ;
May Christ Jesus teach you his ways;
And may the Holy Spirit keep you alert and prepared
for the coming day of the Lord.

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

~ copyright © 2001 Nathan Nettleton