- May the God of gentleness be with you,
caressing you with sunlight and rain,
caressing you with rain and wind.
May his tenderness shine through you, to warm all those who are hurt and alone.
May the God of strength be with you, holding ...you in strong fingered hands.
May you be a sacrament of His strength to those whose hands you hold.
May the God of gentleness be with you, caressing you with sunlight and rain, caressing you with rain and wind.
Celtic Blessing 1 (anon/ or Hand of God)
For some reason I always think of my firstborn daughter when I read this and pray a blessing upon her, that her life would have many blessings of love and gentleness. I dedicate this post to her today.
The Creative Call: An Artist's Response to the Way of the Spirit by Janice Elsheimer is not only a beautiful resource for writers or artists of any kind, but I use it daily for the compilation of blessings and prayers in it. I found some of the most beautiful, poignant and comforting words from saints of old within the pages of this book and will be forever grateful to Janice for writing it. Today's blessing is from it: