Celtic, Creation

Ocean Prayer

  God the Father, all-powerful, all loving, Jesus, the Son of tears and sorrow, With thy co-assistance, O Holy Spirit! The Three-One, ever-living, ever-mighty, everlasting, Who brought the Children of Israel through the Red Sea, And Jonah to land from the belly of the great creature of the ocean, Who brought Paul and his companions in the ship, From the…

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Celtic, Evening

God With Me As I Lie Down

God with me as I lie down, God with me as I rise up, God with me in each ray of light, No ray of joy without him, No one ray without him. Christ with me sleeping, Christ with me waking, Christ with me watching, Every day and night, Every day and night. God with me protecting, The Lord with…

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Celtic, Creation, Work

Gardener’s Prayer

Bless, Lord God, my little plot of land, and the strength with which I’m tilling it, bless the seed I’m carefully planting, and the prayers I’m sowing with it.   Bless the seasons that are coming, and the sunshine and the rain. Bless the days and shortening nights, and the hopes of my small barn.   Bless, O Father of good…

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Blessing, Celtic

The Flame of Christ

May the light of God illumine the heart of our souls May the flame of Christ kindle us to love. May the first of the Spirit free us to live this day, tonight, and forever. From Jamberoo Alley

Celtic

I Am Bending My Knee

I am bending my knee In the eye of the Father who created me, In the eye of the Son who purchased me, In the eye of the Spirit who cleansed me, In friendship and affection. Through Your own Anointed One, O God, Bestow upon us fullness in our need, Love towards God, The affection of God, The smile of…

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Celtic, Morning

I Arise Today

I arise today In the name of SilenceWomb of the Word,In the name of StillnessHome of Belonging,In the name of SolitudeOf the Soul and the Earth. I arise today Blessed by all things,Wings of breath,Delight of eyes,Wonder of whisper,Intimacy of touch,Eternity of soul,Urgency of thought,Miracle of health,Embrace of God. May I live this day Compassionate of heart,Clear in word,Gracious in…

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Celtic, Hope, Short

Guiding Star – Saint Columba

Be to me, O God, a bright flame before me, a guiding star above me, a smooth path beneath me, and a kindly shepherd behind me, today, tonight, and forever. St Columba 521-597AD, Iona

Celtic, Journey & Travel

When I Travel – Saint Columba

I may travel alone yet I’m never alone, for you, my God, are always with me;   there is no need to be afraid   when the Lord of day and night   is always here. Within your hand   I am much safer   than with an armed band. St Columba 521-597AD, Iona

Celtic, Confession

Kyrie Eleison – From The Scottish Arbuthnott Missal

Father, True Essence of the Godhead, have mercy on us. Father, the Light and Creator of all things, have mercy on us. Father, who sealed humanity with your image, have mercy on us. Christ, True God and True Man, have mercy on us. Christ, Rising Sun, through whom are all things, have mercy on us. Christ, Perfection of Wisdom, have…

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Celtic, Journey & Travel

The Journey Prayer – St Brendan

  God, bless to me this day, God bless to me this night; Bless, O bless, Thou God of grace, Each day and hour of my life; Bless, O bless, Thou God of grace, Each day and hour of my life. God, bless the pathway on which I go; God, bless the earth that is beneath my sole; Bless, O…

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Celtic, Short

Morning Star – Bede The Venerable

O Christ, our Morning Star, Splendour of Light Eternal, shining with the glory of the rainbow, come and waken us from the greyness of our apathy, and renew in us your gift of hope. Amen.   – Bede the Venerable