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A Family Benediction

January 1, 2011

17. A Family Benediction

Bless, O Lord, this family.

We are strangers in a strange land,

But you are our guide.

Give us triumph over temptation,

Obedience to your commands,

Joy in our journey,

And peace when it is done.

Make us generous givers

And gracious receivers.

May the light of Christ shine so brightly

In our eyes that we forget ourselves

And so brightly in our lives

That others forget us

And see only you, forever.

Amen.

Hebrews 11:9; 2 Corinthians 4:6

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  1. August 8, 2011 6:06 pm

    Thank you for posting this benediction! I am planning an interfaith worship service for a nonprofit organization in my area and the theme is how this organization not only cares for situationally homeless families, but brings together people of various congregations to work together as a family. This benediction is perfect!

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