If the Apostle Paul were here, this is how he might pray for you and share God’s blessings with you. I know this because he prayed this to a church bursting with Ephesians.
May God, out of his glorious riches, strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
May Christ dwell in your heart through faith.
May you be rooted and established in love,
May you have power,
May you dwell with all the Lord’s holy people,
May you grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
May you know this love that surpasses knowledge
May you be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
– based on Ephesians 3:16-19
Now that’s a benediction!
And I will add,
May the beauty of Christ be seen in you,
May you be with Christ
May you become more like Christ
And may you live for Christ
And again from Paul, but this time from Ephesians 1:
He chose us.
He adopted us.
He predestined us.
He gave us His grace.
He redeemed us.
He forgave our sins.
He lavished God’s grace on us.
He made known His will to us.
He marked us with a seal.
He guaranteed our inheritance.
That, brothers and sisters, is how much favor we have with God.
May the beauty of Christ be seen in you!