A Responsive Benediction

After my conversation with Tom Sine the other day, I searched out his Mustard Seed Associates newsletter The Seed Sampler. Not only was it a good read with several really good articles (which I’ll be posting here over the next several weeks) but it also provided this responsive benediction. I hope you enjoy it as the day unfolds. I did.
Liturgy: Responsive Benediction
by Joel Underwood, Bread for the World
UNISON: The Lord is with the poor and oppressed. Let us rejoice!
LEADER: There is no one like the Lord our God, who lives in the heights above, but bends down to
see the heavens and the earth. God raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from their misery (Psalm 113:5-7).
ADULTS: Yes, it is God who raises the humble and gives joy to all who mourn. The Lord saves the poor
from death and the needy from oppression (Job 5:11,15).
CHILDREN: The Lord is with the poor and oppressed. Let us rejoice!
LEADER: The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a place of safety in times of trouble (Psalm 9:9).
ADULTS: Sing praises to the Lord who rules in Zion! Tell every nation what the Lord has done!
CHILDREN: The Lord is with the poor and oppressed. Let us rejoice!
LEADER: God remembers those who suffer; God does not forget their cry, and punishes those who
wrong them (Psalm 9:11-12).
ADULTS: The needy will not always be neglected. The hope of the poor will not be crushed forever
(Psalm 9:18).
CHILDREN: The Lord is with the poor and oppressed. Let us rejoice!
ADULTS: Let us go from this place in peace, knowing that our creating, redeeming, sustaining Lord
goes with us!
UNISON: Amen!
Originally printed in Feed My People: The Christian’s Responsibility
to the World’s Poor (A Six-Week Study for the Family), (Wheaton, Ill.: World Relief, 1992), 38.
Have a great day…
joshua c

2 thoughts on “A Responsive Benediction

  1. hey josh..its been way too long man, i want my DC Talk cassette tape back…haha i’m just kidding man..please write or call me on skype..we gotta get back in touch..i’ve missed you like crazy..we’ll catch up soon
    Bryan Clements
    BryanZxZ@aol.com
    205-242-1653

  2. hey josh..its been way too long man, i want my DC Talk cassette tape back…haha i’m just kidding man..please write or call me on skype..we gotta get back in touch..i’ve missed you like crazy..we’ll catch up soon
    Bryan Clements
    BryanZxZ@aol.com
    205-242-1653

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