To This Day

  
Oh, morning, we greet you
with open arms,
with open eyes
and ears
and hearts.

Oh, morning, we welcome you,
and all that may come,
all we may meet
in joy,
in fear,
in sorrow.

Oh, morning, let light shine
in the worn places of the earth,
in the wounded spaces of torn hearts,
in our eyes, our spirits, our lives.

Oh, morning,
let your light shine.

 
 
Find more of my prayers in my book Christ Beside Me, Christ Before Me: Celtic Blessings.

Blessing of the Day

flower

Bless this day,
The quiet sounds of morning,
The waking of creation.

Bless this silence, nurture of solitude,
Feeding thirsty spirits,
Filling hearts for another day.

Breathe deeply the quiet,
The early morning sounds,
The softness of the sun.

Breathe deeply the beauty,
The songs of birds,
The dew upon the grass.

Breathe deeply the peace,
Cool wind upon skin,
Gentleness in every step.

Guide me, guide us,
Gently into the day,
May we be blessing to all we meet.

 
 
Find more of my prayers in my book Christ Beside Me, Christ Before Me: Celtic Blessings.

A Blessing for the Coffee

coffee

Bless this cup,
Smooth and warm,
Held in cold hands.
  In cold hands.

Bless this drink,
Dark and strong,
Sipped slowly in the quiet.
  In the quiet.

Bless the beans
And those who picked them.
All who washed and roasted.
  Washed and roasted.

Bless the workers
And their families.
Their children and their homes.
  And their homes.

Bless this day
And all who wake.
Give them comfort, strength and plenty.
  Strength and plenty.

Bless this coffee,
Warm and sweet.
Nourishing, comforting taste of love.
  Taste of love.

 
 
Find more of my prayers in my book Christ Beside Me, Christ Before Me: Celtic Blessings.