Every church service should end in a meaningful way. A benediction prayer is one of the most powerful ways to finish a service and send your congregation home feeling blessed and uplifted. Here are 11 benediction prayers you can use at your next church service:
Benediction Prayer: The Lord Bless You And Keep You
The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)
We ask for your blessing in the coming week. We pray that you would keep us close to you and that your face would shine upon us. We ask that you would be gracious to us and give us peace. Thank you that you look upon us favorably. Thank you that you don’t hide your face from us.
Please give us strength and courage to carry out your will for our lives. Give us the grace to be obedient to you in all that we do.
As we leave this place, we ask you to bless us and keep us. Amen.
Go In Peace To Love And Serve the Lord
“Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.” (Mark 16:15)
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we leave this gathering and enter into our daily lives, we ask for your guidance. Help us to live a life that pleases you and brings you glory. Help us to love others as we love ourselves, and to serve you faithfully throughout the week.
Please give us your Holy Spirit to guide our steps and lead us into all truth. Give us courage to stand for what is right, no matter how hard it may be.
Thank you that when we are feeling discouraged or overwhelmed, you are there with us. We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Benediction Prayer For Strength
“But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
We know that life can often feel overwhelming. Please guide us and help us as we go through our daily lives. Give us strength to keep going when all seems lost. Fill us with your light and love so that we can continue on in spite of any obstacles that may come our way.
Help us to focus on the things that you would have us do, and to not become weary in doing good. Remind us that you are always with us, even in the darkest of times.
We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Benediction Prayer For Guidance
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” (Psalm 119:105)
We thank you for your guidance in our lives. We know that you provide us with many opportunities to do what is right, and we ask for your help in knowing what to do when faced with difficult decisions.
Help us to always seek out your will and to follow it no matter the cost. Give us peace of mind when we are feeling confused, so that we may be obedient and faithful to you in all things.
We pray for your guidance every day, knowing that with you by our side nothing is impossible. We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Go Forth In Peace
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)
We thank you for the peace that we have in our lives. Even when things seem chaotic or uncertain, we know that your perfect love casts out all fear. Help us to trust in your plan and to have faith that you will bring good things from even the toughest of situations.
Give us courage to face our struggles, knowing that you are always by our side. May we find solace in your presence no matter what life throws our way. We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Benediction Prayer For Joy
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4)
We thank you for the joy that your presence brings to our lives. Help us to remember that even when things seem dark and difficult, you are with us every step of the way. Keep us mindful that joy is a choice and to stay positive and hopeful, even in the toughest of times.
Remind us not to worry about tomorrow, but rather to live each day in the joy of your presence. Give us strength to seek out the good in all things, so that our hearts may be filled with peace and contentment no matter what life throws our way. We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For Courage
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
We thank you for the courage that your spirit gives us. When we feel like giving up or scared of what lies ahead, help us to remember that you are with us every step of the way. Give us strength and confidence to face our fears and to trust in your guidance as we head into unknown territory.
Remind us not to be overwhelmed by our circumstances, but to take courage in the knowledge that you have an all-encompassing plan. Help us to stay focused on your ultimate plan and to have faith that you will bring good things from even the toughest of situations. We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer To Glorify God
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” (Romans 12:1)
We thank you for the opportunity to glorify you with our lives. Help us to remember that our lives are not our own, but yours. Guide us in all we say and do, so that our actions may be pleasing to you and bring honor and glory to your name.
Give us strength to stay true to your teachings and courage to stand up for what we believe in. Remind us of the importance of making decisions based on your will, not our own. Help us to be mindful of the impact that our words and actions have on others, and give us the strength to always put you first in all that we do. We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Benediction Prayer For Unity And Love
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:2)
We thank you for the privilege of gathering together as your people. Help us to remember that when we gather together in unity and love, your Spirit is present among us. May we always be mindful of our calling to love each other deeply from the heart, and to be patient and humble with each other.
Help us to seek after peace regardless of our differences. Give us courage to stand against anything that might separate us, and help us always look for ways to work together towards a common goal. Show us how we can use our diversity as an opportunity for growth in faith, patience and love for one another. We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For Wisdom And Guidance
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” (James 1:5)
We thank you for the privilege of being able to come to you with our worries, fears and doubts. We ask that you would grant us wisdom and guidance in all areas of our lives. Help us to be still in your presence so that we can listen for the still small voice of your Spirit speaking to us.
Give us courage to trust in your will even when it might not make sense to us, and help us stay focused on our ultimate destination. Help us to remember that whatever we go through, you are by our side and are with us in the midst of it all. We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For Service And Commitment
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Peter 4:10)
We thank you for the many ways that we can serve you through our lives. Help us to be faithful stewards of the gifts and abilities that you have placed within us. Give us a spirit of service that is motivated by love and kindness, so that we can use our gifts to bless and encourage others in the name of Jesus.
Give us strength to stay committed to serving you in all seasons, and help us find joy in using our lives for your kingdom work. We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.