May God bless us

As we prepare to leave
and embrace the challenges
of our lives and our world
let us ask for God’s blessing
May God bless us with wisdom
to care for the earth.

May God bless us with love
to bring forth new life.

In the name of God
the Maker of the whole world,
of Jesus, our new covenant,
and of the holy Spirit,
who opens eyes and hearts.

Go in peace and be witnesses of hope.

2nd European Ecumenical Assembly, Graz 1997