Sunday Blessing

I found this over at The Rev and a Dog – it’s a new blessing to me and it is really beautiful. Happy Palm Sunday

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,
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.

Scottish Blessing

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4 Responses to Sunday Blessing

  1. Absolutely lovely. Thanks Freda. Di

  2. LC says:

    Good thoughts!

  3. Anne Gibert says:

    That’s a beautiful blessing, but I couldn’t help thinking that I have had the blessing of rain a bit more than is really necessary.

  4. Lydia says:

    Why, I think that is the most beautiful blessing I have ever read/heard. It is now my favorite. Thank you, Freda.

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