An Irish Blessing

Thanks to Florin Puscas for this superb link.

UPDATE: See below the text of this superb Celtic blessing.

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May the Blessing of Light be upon you, light on the outside, light on the inside.
With God’s sunlight shining on you, may your heart glow with warmth,
like a turf fire that welcomes friends and strangers alike.
May the light of the Lord shine from your eyes,
like a candle in the window, welcoming the weary traveler.

May the blessing of God’s soft rain be on you, falling gently on your head,
refreshing your soul with the sweetness of little flowers newly blooming.
May the strength of the winds of heaven bless you,
carrying the rain to wash your spirit clean, sparkling after in the sunlight.
May the blessing of God’s earth be on you, and as you walk the roads,
may you always have a kind word for those you meet.

May you understand the strength and power of  God in a thunderstorm in winter,
and the quiet beauty of creation, and the calm of a summer sunset.
And may you come to realize that insignificant as you may seem in this great universe,
you are an important part of God’s plan.
May He watch over you, and keep you safe from harm.

(Source, HERE)

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

5 thoughts on “An Irish Blessing”

  1. pe linga faptul ca muzica Irlandeaza e asa de frumoasa
    (instrumentatia lor e incomparabila)si au stil ‘soulful’,
    ce frumos sa ascult aceste cuvinte in dimineata asta(din Blessing/poiezie):

    …as you walk the road,
    may you always have a kind word for those you meet…
    …and may you come to realize,
    insignificant as you may seem in this universe,
    you are an important part of God’s plan…
    may He watch over you and keep you safe from harm.

    mi-a adus aminte de versetul din Ieremia 29:11
    Căci Eu ştiu gîndurile, pe cari le am cu privire la voi, zice Domnul, gînduri de pace şi nu de nenorocire, ca să vă dau un viitor şi o nădejde
    in engleza suna si mai bine:
    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    p.s. daca Daniel (fiul dumneavoastra ajunge prin Irlanda poate veti posta poze de-a lui-verdele ala din natura e fermecator)

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  2. ar fi minunat. Daca mi-as dori o calatorie fantastica, ar fi sa pot sa vizitez tarile din United Kingdom. Atita istorie, arhitectura si cultura de care nu prea am invatat la scoala. Cum dumneavoastra calatoriti asa de des, chiar ne-am bucura sa vedem poze facute prin alte tari. Cred ca chiar ne-ati face surprize placute. De exemplu, daca tot vorbesc de surprize, am fost surprinsa ca a-ti vizitat North Park University (daca nu gresesc-stiu ca il am pe Bookmarks la google acum) in trecerea dumneavoastra prin Chicago, care e la 10 minute de unde locuiesc. Si uitindu-ma la site-ul lor, vad ca ei tin conferinte de apologetica care ma intereseaza. Cita relevanta in mediul internetului asta daca e folosit cu intentii bune. 🙂

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