Blessing, Celtic, Creation, Peace

Deep Peace Blessing

Deep peace of the shining star to you, Deep peace of the running wave to you, Deep peace of the quiet earth to you, Deep joy of the leaping fire to you, Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you. – An adaptation of an old Celtic Blessing – By Sister Susan, Nada Hermitage, Colorado

Biblical, Blessing

The Ephesian Blessing

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…

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Ancient, Blessing, Celtic, Daily

St Patrick’s Breastplate

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of every one who speaks to me, Christ…

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Blessing, Children

An Old Children’s Blessing

May the love of God our Father be in all our homes today: May the love of our lord Jesus keep our minds and hearts always: May his loving Holy Spirit guide and bless the ones I love, Mother, father, brothers, sisters, keep them safely in his love. Amen.

Blessing, Celtic

A Traditional Gaelic Blessing

May the Everlasting Father take you In his own generous clasp, In his generous arm. May the Everlasting Father shield you East and west wherever you go.   – Source unknown.

Blessing, Celtic

‘May God Enfold You’ Celtic Blessing

May God enfold you: God to surround, God in your speaking, God in your thinking. God in your sleeping, God in your waking, God in your watching, God in your hoping. God in your life, God on your lips, God in your soul, God in your heart. God in your working, God in your rest. Father, Son and Holy Spirit,…

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Blessing, Celtic

‘Blessing’ by Æthelwold of Winchester

May God the Father bless us, May Christ take care of us, May the Holy Spirit give light to us, all the days of our life. The Lord be our defender and keeper of body and soul, both now and for ever, to the ages of ages, Amen. – Æthelwold of Winchester 904-984AD

Blessing, Celtic

May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.   – An Old Gaelic Traveller’s Blessing

Baptism, Blessing, Children

Blessing For A Newborn

Welcome {name of child}, child of love. Blessed are you beyond telling, to be born to parents who love you and love each other. Blessed are you beyond telling that Christ was born just like you, And gave his life for you! May you be blessed to always know that God is ‘for you’ and will never leave or forsake you. Amen.  …

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Aussie, Blessing

May God Bless You With Foolishness

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, superficial relationships, so that you will live deeply and truly.   May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people so that you will work for justice, equality and peace.   May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection,…

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Blessing, Children

Nan’s Blessing

A blessing from a grandparent to their grandchild… I’ll never understand the love that Lord Jesus has for you {name}. I’ll never understand how much He loves you. But this much I know: that He loves you, He loves you with all of His heart, and you are so precious to Him.   – From the London Anglican Diocese.  www.london.anglican.org