Benediction

God is beautiful, UK

Parting Words If we are the image of God: God is beautiful! If you are the image of God: God is beautiful! If I am the image of God: God is beautiful! If this community is the image of God: God is beautiful! Words from Morison Memorial United Reformed Church, Clydebank, UK Stained glass window […]

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Inclusive Benediction — Jann Aldridge-Clanton, USA

Go now in the comfort and peace of the One who gave birth to us. Go in the assurance that the Comforter is with us always. Go to give comfort and peace to others. Divine Wisdom guide us as we go forth on Her paths of peace. May She give us blessings more precious than […]

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Building bridges, Act 28 — Ana Gobledale, Zambia

Thoughts on partnerships and relationships Acts 28 To the ends of the earth Go and build bridges Go and connect Demolish dividing walls At least peer over them Search for openings Find points of intersection Along the many footpaths See not a single way Know your own path And cherish its rightness for you Pause […]

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Sending forth — Iona Community, Scotland

Now we take our worship into our work. From a morning service written by the Iona Community. The Wild Goose Resource Group, a project of the Iona Community, exists to ‘enable and equip congregations and clergy in the shaping and creation of new forms of relevant, participative worship.’

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Franciscan Benediction

The origins of this prayer are unknown, but it surely presents another perspective of St Francis. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.   May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger […]

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Sending Forth: Let us tell the Good News — Lawrence Moore, UK

Let us tell the Good News: this world is not God-forsaken, abandoned to futility and destruction. God has not failed: This world will become the Realm of God. Let us live the Good News: care for the sick and suffering, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, struggle against injustice, care for the earth, so that […]

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Benediction around creativity — Matt Cutler, Australia

So … May you be awoken. Awoken to the universe and galaxies of beauty and creativity – And to the Creative energy alive in you – creating, living, longing and loving. And may you, with Christ as your guide, live alive in this very universe as a witness to the goodness and creativity of God.

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The Way, Truth and Life –Michael Reiss, UK

inspired by John 14:6  Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A You are the Way Help us to find new ways of Walking You are the Truth Help us to find new ways of Talking You are the Life Help us to find new ways of Living You are Love Help us to find new ways […]

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