Dec 17, 2017

Christmas Benediction

Here is a benediction for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. It comes from the Society of Saint Andrew website.

Benediction for Christmas

The child is born! Alleluia!
Our God has come among us!
Let the whole earth rejoice!
Let us leave the manger and return to our daily routines,
knowing that we have seen the Lord,
and glorifying and praising God
for all that we have heard and seen.

Alleluia! Our God is now here!
Go forth, with full confidence and joy
that you have seen the Messiah.

Alleluia! Our God is now here!
Go forth to spread the Good News wherever you go,
sharing God’s love and promise with all whom you meet.
Go into the world to find the lost,
   heal the broken,
      feed the hungry,
         release the prisoner,
            rebuild the nations,
               bring peace among people,
                  and make music in every heart.

Alleluia! Our God is now here!
In the name of our God,
Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit,
we cry out with the angels in the heavens
and the shepherds in the fields:
Alleluia! Our God is now here! Amen. 

~ from Miracle in the Manger, posted on the Society of Saint Andrew website. http://www.endhunger.org/PDFs/2013/Advent_eBook_2013.pdf