Good Shepherd Benediction

Go forth this day

    knowing that you are in the care
        of a Good Shepherd who fulfills your needs.
As you go through the sunlit meadows
        and the dark valleys of the week to come,
    rest assured that God is with you.
And should God set a table of plenty before you
        in the presence of your enemies,
    invite them to join you—
Thus may you go out and come in
    in the peace of ✚ God,
        the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
            and the unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen.