I know that “we welcome it. bring it on” might send shivers down the spine of the more liturgically precious, but the context of this blessing is at the end of tomorrow night’s all-night youth event. It needs to speak in the language of them not of the church. If we are sending these young people out into the blearly-eyed world on a saturday morning, then it needs to be in their context. Bring it on.
Keep praying. Not a lot of consent forms at the moment. Pray for last minute rush.