Prayers and Blessings from the Celtic Tradition

image of a celtic knotMay the raindrops fall lightly on your brow.
May the soft winds freshen your spirit.
May the sunshine brighten your heart.
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you.
And may God enfold in the mantle of love.

As the rain hides the stars,
As the Autumn mist hides the hills,
As the clouds veil the blue of the sky,
so the dark happenings of my lot
hide the shining of thy face from me.
Yet if I may hold thy hand in the darkness
It is enough….
Since I know that though I may stumble in my going,
Thou dost not fall.

Open our eyes to your presence
Open our minds to your grace
Open our lips to your praises.

God be with you in every pass.
Jesus be with you on every hill.
Spirit be with you in every stream, headland, ridge and law,
each sea and land, each moor and meadow,
lying down and rising up, in the trough of the waves or on the crest of the billow.
Each step of the journey you go, go with God.

May the roads rise to meet you,
May the wind be always on 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 hollow of His hand.