December 1, 2016
I am searching for a collection of benedictions for worship. Got any ideas?
Thanks for your input and ideas.
I've looked for benedictions before too, and found them pretty scattered. Here are a few links:
New Testament benedictions
A few nice ones from Faith and Worship
A few Irish ones (especially the last two)
Hope this helps a bit, but also hope you'll post a consolidated list as others respond :-)
Do you have the worship sourcebook? There are some in there.
Thanks, Kevin! Looks like The Worship Sourcebook can be picked up here and that there's also a lengthy sample available to preview the book.
A few blessings and benedictions:
May God go before you to lead you;May God go behind you to guard you;May God go beneath you to support you;May God go beside you to befriend you.Do not be afraid. Let the blessing of God come upon you today.Do note be afraid.
(this first one from Lift Up Your Hearts #946, more found #937, #936, #934, #935, #950, #954, )
The new one below from a service of prayer for the church in Syria (Dec. 2016, This Liturgy has been written by Adeeb Awad, Sabine Dressler, Hadi Ghantous, Najla Kassab, Hartmut Smoor
Sending and Blessings
Liturgist: See, how very good and pleasant it is when kindred stay together in unity.
Congregation: It is like the precious oil on the head that nurtures us and grands us high regard.
Liturgist: How very good it is to care for each other now and in the time to come.
Congregation: By this we become a blessing to each other by this we become a blessing to the world.
Liturgist: Now leave, protected by God, and go where God will use as instruments of peace. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May God make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
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