BENEDICTIONS from VARIOUS SOURCES
From a list compiled by Rev. W.A. (Wip) Martin, 1985
Long Green Valley
Church of the Brethren
Glen Arm, Maryland USA
"The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you and with all men in all
places who have been called by God and through Him, through whom be glory."
"May the grace of Christ our Savior, And the Father's boundless love,
With the Holy Spirit's favor, Rest upon you from above. Thus may we abide In
union, With each other and the Lord, And possess, in sweet communion, joys which
earth cannot afford." Amen.
"For these, Thy Saints, 0 Lord, Who Thee by faith before the world
confess, Thy name, 0 Jesus, be forever blest 'Hallelujah!" Amen.
" 0. Lord, support us all the day long of this troublous life, until the
shadows lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the
fever of life is over and our work is done. Then of Thy mercy, grant us a safe
lodging, and a holy rest and a peace at last through Jesus Christ, our
"Now may the Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you, and
give you peace, in your going out and in your coming in; in your sitting down
and your rising up; in your work and in your play; in your joy and in your
sorrow, in your laughter and in your tears; until that day comes wich is without
dawn and without dark." Amen.
"Grant, 0 Lord, that we may live in Thy fear, die in Thy favor, rest in
Thy peace, rise in Thy power, reign in Thy glory, for the sake of Thy Son, Jesus
Christ our Lord." Amen.
"May the past be a light of benediction on thy present, May the present be a radiant searchlight on thy future, May the future be a beautiful haven of well-earned rest,Through Jesus Christ our Lord." Amen.
"And now may the courage of early morning's dawning,
And the strength of eternal hills at noontime,
And the peace of open spaces at evening's ending,
And the love of God abide in your hearts now and forever." Amen.
" 0 God, who has prepared for them that love Thee, such good things as
pass man's understanding; pour into our hearts such love toward Thee, that we,
loving Thee above all things, may obtain Thy promise which exceeds all that we
can desire through Jesus Christ our Lord." Amen.
"The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and
minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be
amongst you, and remain with you always." Amen.
- The BOOK of COMMON PRAYER, Protestant Episcopal Church
"May God the Father bless us, who created all things in the beginning,
May the Son bless us, who for our salvation came down from His throne on high,
May the Holy Spirit bless us, who rested as a dove on the Christ in Jordan, May
He sanctify us in the Trinity Whose coming in judgment all nations look
- from the GALLICAN MISSAL
"Abide with us, 0 Lord, for it is toward evening and the day is far
spent; abide with us and Thy whole church. Abide with us in the evening of the
day, in the evening of life, in the evening of the world. Abide with us in Thy
grace and mercy, in holy Word and Sacrament, in Thy comfort and Thy blessing.
Abide with us in the night of distress and fear, in the night of doubt and
temptation, in the night of bitter death, when these shall overtake us. Abide
with us and all Thy faithful ones, 0 Lord, in time and eternity." Amen.
"May God, the Lord, bless us with all heavenly benediction, and make us
pure and holy in His sight. May the riches of His glory abound in us, May He
instruct us with the word of truth, inform us with the Gospel of salvation, and
enrich us with His love through Jesus Christ, our Lord." Amen.
"May the rich blessing of the Lord attend us, and grant us all remission
of sins. May the Lord graciously protect us from all evil and mercifully
preserve and keep us in all good, and May He who created and redeemed us
preserve us for Himself unspotted to the end." Amen.
"God be in my head, And in my understanding; God be in mine eyes, And in
my looking; God be in my mouth, And in my speaking; God be in my heart, And in
my thinking; God be at mine end, And at my departing." Amen.
"O God, eternal and ever blessed, Order what is disordered in our lives.
Bring our minds to Thy truth, Our conscience to Thy law, And our hearts to Thy
love. Through Jesus Christ our Lord." Amen.
"To Thee, 0 Master, Lover of men, we have recourse on, our departure
from Thy sanctuary. May we leave to do Thy work, as we walk kept free from every
worldly, evil thing; and from every attack of the evil one, lead us in the way
eternal, now and ever and unto ages of ages." Amen.
"May we go from this service, 0 Lord, with a strong determination to
shoulder our share of the responsibilities in His name." Amen.
0 Lord God; "Wipe the furrows from our brow; Smooth the lines from our
face; Lift the load from our heart, And remove the fear from our soul as we
leave in His peace." Amen.
"As we leave this Ark of Thy dwelling, 0 Lord, set Thou our course: That
Thy clear light may shine upon our way and the hand of Thy compass may point us
forward; Then shall we neither miss the channel, Nor wander from Thy safe
harbor. May Thy 'peace be still' that was spoken upon the Galilean Sea, still
and calm our hearts in Thee." Amen.
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