Resources - Blessings

 

This page has some general concepts that you may find useful, and the very limited copyright issues, which are towards the bottom of the page.

This page gives a selection of blessings that we have used, both on our Sunday meetings and in the groups and homes we go into.  Plese feel free to adapt as you see fit.

 

God bless this home

 

We use this in some of the homes we go into

God bless this home

May its windows catch the sun

And its doors be open wide to friends and people we love, and people who love us

May each room in this home shut out troubles, problems and difficulties

May the walls of this home hold in warmth fun and cheer

May this home be filled with sweet dreams at night

May it be a home where love has come to live .... where Jesus Christ is Lord

Amen

 

Fill us with Your peace

 

The response is:

May Your Spirit fill us with peace

 

Lord Jesus when we are not agreeing with each other

May Your Spirit fill us with peace

When we are angry with each other

May Your Spirit fill us with peace

When we are together, carers and residents alike

May Your Spirit fill us with peace

When we are worried or anxious

May Your Spirit fill us with peace

Amen

 

May the Love of God be on us

 

This is a simple blessing that we can all join in with! The bits in italics are said all together.

May the Love of God be on us

The Love of God the Father that gives us life and health

May the Love of God be on us

The Love of Jesus the Son of God that hold us tight all the day long

May the Love of God be on us

The Love of the Holy Spirit who helps us to live the way that Jesus wants us to

May the Love of God be on us

The Love of the Father

The Love of Jesus

The Love of the Holy Spirit

Amen

 

This is very loosley adapted from a Caim prayer on page 306 of Celtic Daily Prayer, from the Northumbria Community, Published by Collins, 2000, ISBN 0 00 719907 4

 

A simple Blessing

 

You can change the "me" to "us" as appropriate

Please Lord, may I let Jesus live in me.

Please Lord, fill me with you peace and calm.

Please Lord, fill me with you Love.

Please Lord, may every day be filled with good things from You.

May my life be really full of Your goodness so that other people can see that I am different because Jesus lives in me.

Amen

 

Lord Please Bless us

 

Use the accompanying Power Point presention to go with this if you want, or create your own.

 

The response is:

Lord please bless us

May God's strength show us the way

Lord please bless us

May God's power look after us

Lord please bless us

May God's wisdom teach us

Lord please bless us

May God show us the best way to live

Lord please bless us

May God keep us safe

Lord please bless us

Amen

Adapted from "The Cry of the Deer" by David Adam, p107 Triangle/SPCK 1987 ISBN 0-281-04284-5