Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Daily Benediction

Some weeks ago I posted a running prayer and received some nice feedback from it. Since then my church has been introducing the following dedication at the end of every service. The more I hear it and say it to someone at the end of the service the more it sounds like something that should be said before a run or race. To me it certainly applies to someone going out into the world for the day or for the coming week. But doesn’t the following also sound like what a runner would want to hear as a hopeful and positive blessing for a run or race? I thought I would share it with everyone to see if maybe they will incorporate it into their running regiment.

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you
wherever he may send you;
may he guide you through the wilderness
protect you through the storm;
may he bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders he has shown you;
may he bring you home rejoicing
once again into our doors.

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