Here’s a closing benediction for Advent from Bruce Prewer.
Commission & Benediction
(inspired by Romans 13:11-14 and Revelation 22)
The time for going on alert is with us.
The hour has arrived for us to stop sleeping and wake up.
Now is our full salvation nearer than when we first believed.
The night is almost over and the dawn is in the sky.
So let us throw off the trappings of darkness
and dress ourselves for the light.
Jesus, the brightest star of the morning, gives us his promise:
“Look! I am coming quickly.”
The Spirit and the church say “Come!”
Let everyone who hears answer, “Come!”
Amen! Even so come, Lord Jesus!
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen!
~ written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Home Page. http://www.bruceprewer.com/DocA/01advent1.htm