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A Blessing by John O’Donohue
May the light of your soul guide you.
May the light of your soul bless the work you do with the secret love
and warmth of your heart.
May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal
to those who work with you
and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never weary you.
May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement.
May you be present in what you do.
May you never become lost in the bland absences.
May the day never burden.
May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day
with dreams, possibilities and promises.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected.
May your soul calm, console and renew you.
‘God is not apart’ by Raynor C Johnson
‘No aspiring soul….has not at some time bowed in worship before the wonder, mystery and beauty of the world. The glorious forms and colours of sunset and dawn; the ripple of moonlight on the surface of some quiet lake; the majesty of mountain peaks; and the quaintly flowing music of mountain streams remind every lover of Nature that God is not apart from His world, but can be found hidden there as the very Spirit of it all – Beauty itself among beautiful things. the beauty is there for all to see, but men dwell in the shadows of their own creation and their eyes are blind to it.’
A Celtic Prayer by Tess Ward
Winged announcers, warners, protectors, guides,
surround our world with the company of heaven.
Give governments the courage to rule with compassion.
Give vision to leaders that they may be prophets.
Give prophets the hope to keep crying in the wilderness.
Give to the lost and the outsider deep knowing that they belong.
Give to those who mourn, the comfort of your peace that keeps their loved one
Give those who fight for justice the strength of your holy battalion.
Give me the wisdom to know that the centre reaches to the edge
and there is no edge to the heavenly realm
for your love encircles us all.