Responsive Benediction: Psalm 40

We have waited patiently for God,
and he has heard our cry.
He has set our feet on solid ground,
and kept us steady as we journey together.

We are the people of God,
shaped and molded by the story of God,
freed from our sins by the work of Jesus Christ.

God calls us to be his servants,
and he will guide us and keep us
as we go into the world to serve him.

God, you have put a new song into our mouths,
a song of praise to you.
May the world know that you have sent us
by the song of your love in our lives.

~ inspired by a longer litany by Jeremy W. Yoder, posted on