A Collect Asking for Christ’s Blessing

Lord Jesus, gentle teacher and shepherd to us who need your guidance, grant to us your blessing, and let us receive it deep within our hearts, that we would be encouraged, connected to you and strengthened by your love, through you whose love has forever been grounded in perfect harmony with the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them.’ – Luke 24:50