Blessing, Celtic

May God Enfold You

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,…


Blessing, Celtic

Blessing of 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, Journey & Travel

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, Faith, 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.…


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


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…


Celtic, Evening

The Sacred Three Evening Prayer

The Sacred Three, To save, To shield, To surround, The hearth, The house, The household, The Sacred Three, This evening, This night, Each single night. Amen.   – Doug.

Celtic, Creation, Praise

Floor And Roof – 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.  …


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…


Celtic, Mealtime & Table Grace

Bless To Me O God

Bless to me, O God, Each thing my eyes see, Bless to me, O God, Each sound my ear hears, Bless to me, O God, Each odour that goes to my nostrils, Bless to me, O God, Each taste that goes to my lips, Each note that goes to my song, Each ray that guides my way, Each thing that…


Celtic, Morning

Celtic Morning Prayer

Thanks to You ever, Gentle Christ, That you have raised me freely from the black, And from the darkness of last night, To the kind light of this day. Praise to You, O God of all creatures, According to each life You have poured on me, My desire, my word, my sense, my repute, My thought, my deed, my way, my…