Friday, May 4, 2012
A CELTIC PRAYER
This is an adaptation of a Celtic prayer I found in the book KNITTING INTO T HE MYSTERY.
May the blessing of light be on you, light without and light within and light inside the darkness within.
May the blessed sunlight shine upon you and warm your heart ‘til it glows, like a great peat fire, so that strangers may come and warm themselves and that friends may come.
And may the light shine out of the eyes of you, like a candle set in the windows of a house, bidding the wanderer to come in out of the storm.
And may the blessing of the rain be on you – the soft, sweet rain.
May it fall upon your spirit so that the seedlings of light in you shadow may spring up, and shed their sweetness on the air.
And may the blessing of the great rains be on you, that they beat upon your spirit and wash it fair and clean, and leave there many a shining pool, and sometimes a star.
And may the blessing for the earth be on you – the great round earth who carries all; the great round earth whose suffering has already become radiant.
May you ever have a kindly greeting for people you pass as you are going along the roads.
And now may the Lord bless you, and bless you kindly, your kin and all creatures.