Ancient, Celtic, Longing

The Journey Prayer – St Brendan (484-577)

 

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 God, and give to me Thy love,
O God of gods, bless my rest and my repose;

Bless, O God, and give to me Thy love,
And bless, O God of gods, my repose.

 

Saint Brendan of Clonfert, also referred to as Brendan moccu Altae, called “the Navigator”, “the Voyager”, “the Anchorite”, or “the Bold”, is one of the early Irish monastic saints.