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.

Celtic, Evening, In Need Or Trial

‘At Night’ by St Columba

Lord God, at Night You are the bright flame to enlighten me, the guiding star to lead me, the path beneath my feet, and the Good Shepherd along the way, now and forever more.   – St Columba 521-597AD, Iona  (slightly edited!)

Celtic, Forgiveness, Peace

Let Our Memory Shelter No Hate

Lord, let our memory provide no shelter for grievance against each other. Lord, let our heart provide no harbour for hatred of each other. Lord, let our tongue be no accomplice in the judgement of each other.   – Prayer from Celtic Daily Prayer from the Northumbria Community

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

Celtic, In Need Or Trial, Peace

Into Your Hands

All that I am Lord, I place into Your hands. Everything I work for, I place into your hands. Everything I hope for, I place into your hands. The troubles that weary me I place into your hands. The thoughts that disturb me I place into your hands. Show me what blessing it is That I have work to do.…

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Celtic, Creation, Dying & Loss

The Ebb And Flow

As it was, As it is, As it shall be Evermore, O Triune God of grace! With the ebb, With the flow, O Triune God of grace! With the ebb, With the flow.   – From the Carmina Gedalica – Submitted by Doug

Celtic

The Gospel Of The God Of Life

The Gospel of the God of life To shelter thee, to aid thee; Yea, the Gospel of beloved Christ The holy Gospel of the Lord; To keep thee from all malice, From every dole and dolor; To keep thee from all spite, From evil eye and anguish. Thou shalt travel thither, thou shalt travel hither, Thou shalt travel hill and…

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Celtic, Creation, Praise

‘Floor And Roof’ by Caedmon

Author of all marvels, we praise you. Creator of all things heavenly and earthly, we praise you. Your power and your wisdom are everywhere displayed. You have placed the night skies like a roof over our heads, and the solid and fruitful earth as the ground under our feet. Father, Son and Holy Spirit we thank and praise you!   Amen.  …

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