Written by Lisa Waites from Calgary, Alberta

As we leave this place of worship,
may the peace of the Lord go with us.
As we enter the wilderness places,
may God provide us flowing springs.
As we trudge through our exodus longings,
may God feed us and sustain us.

As we leave this place of worship,
may the peace of the Lord go with us.
As we face oppressive systems of power,
may God lift us and strengthen us to be agents of change
As we follow our calling, living out our daily tasks
May God send us, and may God’s will be done.

As we leave this place of worship,
may the peace of the Lord go with us.
As we face the shadows of loss and grief,
May God hold us and be near to us.
As we weep at night and wait for the light,
May God shine on us, and quiet our fears.

May the peace of the Lord go with us.
Amen.