Irish Blessings

(cc) janet farthing - Flickr

(cc) janet farthing - Flickr

I discovered the following Irish Blessings at http://islandireland.com/Pages/folk/sets/bless.html, and thought some of you might enjoy them as well.

An Old Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

An Irish Prayer

May God give you…
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

An Old Irish Blessing

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

In Time of Sorrow…

May you see God’s light on the path ahead
When the road you walk is dark.
May you always hear,
Even in your hour of sorrow,
The gentle singing of the lark.
When times are hard may hardness
Never turn your heart to stone,
May you always remember
when the shadows fall—
You do not walk alone.
Paul O'Rear Signature

Photo Credit:

  1. Overlooking Loch Derg, by janet farthing (Flickr), Creative Commons License.

Source

  1. Island Ireland Marketplace, “Irish Blessings & Prayers: Irish words of encouragement….” Accessed November 7, 2009. http://islandireland.com/Pages/folk/sets/bless.html.

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