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A Blessing September 22

May the blessing of light be on you – light without and light within.

May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a great peat fire,

so that stranger and friend may come and warm himself at it.

And may light shine out of the two eyes of you, celtic-cross

like a candle set in the window of a house,

bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm.

And may the blessing of the rain be on you,

may it beat upon your Spirit and wash it fair and clean,

and leave there a shining pool where the blue of Heaven shines,

and sometimes a star.

And may the blessing of the earth be on you,

soft under your feet as you pass along the roads,

soft under you as you lie out on it, tired at the end of day;

and may it rest easy over you when, at last, you lie out under it.

May it rest so lightly over you that your soul may be out from under it quickly; up and off and on its way to God.

And now may the Lord bless you, and bless you kindly. Amen.

—–Scottish Blessing

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Thursday Prayer July 31

May the blessing of light be on you, light without and light within. May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a great peat fire, so that stranger and friend scotland-blue-celtic-cross-shieldmay come and warm himself at it. And may light shine out of the two eyes of you, like a candle set in the window of a house, bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm. And may the blessing of the rain be on you, may it beat upon your Spirit and wash it fair and clean, and leave there a shining pool where the blue of Heaven shines, and sometimes a star. And may the blessing of the earth be on you, soft under your feet as you pass along the roads, soft under you as you lie out on it, tired at the end of day; and may it rest easy over you when, at last, you lie out under it. May it rest so lightly over you that your soul may be out from under it quickly; up and off and on its way to God. And now may the Lord bless you, and bless you kindly. Amen.

 

——-A Scottish Blessing

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Thursday Prayer — July 17

If There Is Righteousness in Your Heart

If there is righteousness in the heart,CelticCross1
there will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character,
there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home,
there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
there will be peace in the world.
So let it be


—A Scottish Blessing

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Thursday Prayer 3

May the blessing of light be on you – light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a great peat fire,
so that stranger and friend may come and warm himself at it.
And may light shine out of the two eyes of you,
like a candle set in the window of a house,CelticCross2
bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm.
And may the blessing of the rain be on you,
may it beat upon your Spirit and wash it fair and clean,
and leave there a shining pool where the blue of Heaven shines,
and sometimes a star.
And may the blessing of the earth be on you,
soft under your feet as you pass along the roads,
soft under you as you lie out on it, tired at the end of day;
and may it rest easy over you when, at last, you lie out under it.
May it rest so lightly over you that your soul may be out from under it quickly; up and off and on its way to God.
And now may the Lord bless you, and bless you kindly. Amen.

Scottish Blessing

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A Blessing

Candle PrayerMay the peace of the Lord Christ go with you,
wherever He may send you.
May He guide you through the wilderness,
protect you through the storm.
May He bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders He has shown you.
May He bring you home rejoicing
once again into our doors.

—– Northumbria Abbey

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A Celtic Prayer

 

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I know that I am not ready for what lies ahead.

I have heard what you have asked

and understand what this means.

I realize where this journey will end and

I must be prepared for my own culpability.

Now, as I walk through these days,

I know the excitement I feel will fade to fear.

The fear will become doubt.

May the fears of tonight be vanquished at dawn.

May the doubts of today be the answered questions of tomorrow.

And may my own deeds be forgiven by a mercy

I will never understand.

Amen.

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A Midday Prayer

Angels, bearers of good tiding, awaken me to joy,to divine presence whenever I experience what is good, true, and beautiful.Let me take great joy in recognizing beauty in the eyes of other good people.It is there if I take the time to really see it.


Scripture Reading

Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people:

Luke 2:9-10


Silence

Relax and let go for a few minutes and allow your body to feel itself breathing. Let go of the cares of the morning and prepare to face what lies ahead.


Blessing of self: I affirm myself for…


Blessing of the lunch

Bless Lord those that have labored in the fields for this food

Bless those who have provided for me

Bless those who gather

Bless the breaking of the bread

Christ beside me

Christ behind me

Christ around me

Christ at the table


This is a Celtic pattern of midday prayer.

Try it. Blessings

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