Oct 22, 2017

Benediction: Thanks Be to God!

Here’s a responsive benediction written for the Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation…though it could be used on many different occasions.

Benediction

For all that God can do within us,
for all that God can do without us,
Thanks be to God!

For all in whom Christ lived before us,
for all in whom Christ lives beside us,
Thanks be to God!

For all the Spirit wants to bring us,
for where the Spirit wants to send us,
Thanks be to God!

The blessing of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
be with you and on your way together,
now and forever.
Amen.

~ from Common Prayer: From Conflict to Communion. Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017. Written by the Liturgical Task Force of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity. http://www.cccb.ca/site/images/stories/pdf/Common_Prayer_for_Catholic-Lutheran_Commemoration_of__Reformation_2017.pdf