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Benedictions: “Awesome and gracious God -- you who are the power that brings us to life

Awesome and gracious God—you who are the power that brings us to life and the spirit that sustains us—forgive us for being less than we might be. Guide us to become what is in our power to become, in your service.

Send us out from this place of worship and time of celebration, to live lives of hope—to be nurturers of the vision of wholeness—and to serve as healers in this wounded world.

All this we ask in the name of those to come, and in the spirit of those who have gone before. Grant us wisdom—grant us courage—grant us your peace. Amen.

Source:

1997 UUMA Worship Materials Collection; altered

Copyright: The author has given Unitarian Universalist Association member congregations permission to reprint this piece for use in public worship. Any reprints must acknowledge the name of the author.

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Last updated on Monday, February 25, 2013.

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