Praying Benedictions: Ephesians 6:23-24

Good God, Perfect Love, Heavenly Father, we often forget that You hold everything together; that when heaven and earth meet in a “kiss” it displays the beauty and intimacy of your kingdom; a kingdom that never ends, so tender and eternal and true. In these moments when your kingdom crashes into our present time we must step out in faith; we must say, “our God reigns.”  When we step out in faith and choose to believe, we are able to enter into your peace, your presence, your love.

Lord, we know that your love reaches beyond eternity, and we are called to respond in faith to your call to love, but it is often difficult for us. So God, we ask that you soften our hearts and knead our spirits, so that we may be able to display your love more completely. Lord God, give us the tenderness and compassion needed to be a people who display your love in all we do; may we breathe Jesus, live Jesus, love Jesus, embody Jesus; may we proclaim the reigning love of the only true God in all we do. God grant us the ability to display this love of Jesus Christ—completely perfect—in our imperfect way.

Thank you God for loving us with a love so forgiving and pure and sweet that we are not able to deny you, for your “grace upon grace.” For you are Almighty, the Holy Perfect God we adore–who loves so, so, so completely, and gives so, so so, lavishly. Thank you God for the incorruptible love that You continually grant to all of us, and the indispensable love You call us to; love never fails.

Father of perfection, boundless grace and love; we pray, as we challenge ourselves to this love and offer you thanksgiving; in Your Son and our King Jesus’ name. Eucharistos. Amen and amen. Eph. 6:23-24

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Praying Benedictions: Numbers 6: 24-26

May the Lord God who is able to grant us favor and possess for Himself “us” as a people: may we be able to say that the light of Jesus’ face is present in our lives, and that we willingly respond to the light that has shone in our hearts, so that we may be beacons of hope to those we encounter. Precious Father, may we be willing and always wanting to stand in your presence, showing compassion for ourselves and others; as you are forever gracious to us, let us be forever gracious and holy merciful. Beautiful God, whose glory is yet to be fully revealed, may we look with abundant joy upon Your heavenly presence. And may your peace abound, Lord and Father, in all of our lives; may we truly know the power of your presence, as the great and Holy God, who grants us a “holy state of peace,” regardless of our unsettled spirit in the present state. Lord we thank you that our lives are not defined by the “things” of this world, but by the  ridiculous generosity that you have so lavishly placed. Eucharistos. May peace and well being be found in us, Lord, as we continually reflect you; our hope, our peace. Praise be to your glory. Amen. Numbers 6: 24-26

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Praying Doxologies: Revelation 5: 12-13

Lord God, there is only One Lamb, spotless and holy-perfect who willingly died for the sins of the world: his name is Jesus Christ. Father, may we seek and truly know the power and presence, might and mercy, love and forgiveness, abundance and knowledge that is found in and through Jesus Christ; to Him be all glory and praise. Eternal One, Son of glory, to the one who sits in the presence of the God of creation, may all praise and honor be yours; to you, who offered up yourself as the ultimate sacrifice, may joy be accredited to you and may your fame be spread throughout the world. To you who is forever able, may all glory and praise belong to you. Eucharistos. Amen and amen. Rev. 5:12-13

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Praying Doxologies: 1 Timothy 1:17

Almighty One, King of glory, whose existence knows no beginning and knows no end; how awesome is your name and how humbled are we to stand in the presence of your mercy and love. Though you are unseen to us, we have seen the glory of your earthly dwelling, in and through your son Jesus Christ; though invisible, you made yourself visible. You alone are God—Lord and God—who deserves all honor, whose praise will only grow in glory in the age to come. To You the only wise King, who was and is and is to come; Eternal King; Eucharistos. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17

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Praying Doxologies: 1 Timothy 6:15b-16

Consecrated One; True King, who rules with might and love; authority and tenderness; above all earthly powers, you alone triumph over evil. Eternal One, Light of light, how we long to stand in your presence, to bask in the light of hope and love so completely true. How remarkable are your ways that we are not able to know your glory in its fullness amidst us; we would crumble in the presence of your glory, so powerful and absolute. Unseen Glory and Majestic King, may all bow down and confess the name of Jesus, to the honor and pleasure of you, our Father and love; our Lord, our God. Praise be to your glory and the supremacy of your name, before all times and forever more. Thank you. We love you.  Amen. 1 Timothy 6:15b-16

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Praying Doxologies: Rev. 1: 5b-6

Matchless lover of humanity, One who seeks us continually even when we turn from your ways: we thank you because you have wiped away every sin from our identity. We thank you for breaking the chains of sin that have bound us. We thank you that through the blood of Christ, you have redeemed us and created for yourself a people, a royal priesthood, a family bound by His blood, to make known the justice, peace, love, and fullness of shalom that is found in and through Jesus Christ our Lord and rightful King. Lord, we know we fall short of your call, but we will not give up, may our tenacity and perseverance be to your glory. Forever. Amen. Revelation 1: 5b-6

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Praying Doxologies: Romans 11:33,36

Lord God, Heavenly Father; your abundance is inexhaustible, reaching to the ends and beyond the bounds of your creation; your sovereignty and omniscience are unrestricted, like the rays of the sun bringing the knowledge of light and life into a broken and dark world, penetrating the depths of all you have created! Your righteousness and proceedings are just and all that you do, you do with utter perfection. May we honor the supremacy of your name and nature; as the One who spoke and the universe came to be. To You who was, and is, and will always be; O Infinite One, may all glory be yours. Eucharistos. Amen. (Romans 11:33,36)

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