Prayers, Seasons

Blessings Of Angels …

May the Angels in their beauty bless you.
May they turn toward you streams of blessing.

May the Angel of Awakening stir your heart
To come alive to the eternal within you,
To all the invitations that quietly surround you.

May the Angel of Healing turn your wounds
Into sources of refreshment.

May the Angel of the Imagination enable you
To stand on the true thresholds,
At ease with your ambivalence
And drawn in new direction
Through the glow of your contradictions.

May the Angel of Compassion open your eyes
To the unseen suffering around you.

May the Angel of Wildness disturb the places
Where your life is domesticated and safe,
Take you to the territories of true otherness

Where all that is awkward in you
Can fall into its own rhythm.

May the Angel of Eros introduce you
To the beauty of your senses
To celebrate your inheritance
As a temple of the holy spirit.

May the Angel of Justice disturb you
To take the side of the poor and the wronged.

May the Angel of Encouragement confirm you
In worth and self-respect,
That you may live with the dignity
That presides in your soul.

May the Angel of Death arrive only
When your life is complete
And you have brought every given gift
To the threshold where its infinity can shine.

May all the Angels be your sheltering
And joyful guardians.
— John O’Donohue from To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings


May the angel of the annunciation bless you, inviting you daily to awaken to the God-life within you.
May the angel of Joseph’s dreams bless you, stirring your spirit to trust the many ways that Mystery whispers to you.
May the angel of birthing bless you, calling forth wonder, awe, and gratitude for all that has helped you to become your true self.
May the angel of Bethlehem-songs bless you, tickling your soul with laughter and joy, heralding hope and good tidings to you.
May the angel of the journey to Egypt bless you, guiding and protecting you as you travel the inner and out roads of your life.
May the angel of desert wilderness bless you, bringing courage when you experience bleak, intense searching and struggle.
May the angel of prayer bless you, gathering you closely to the divine Beloved who longs for your embrace.
May the angel of children on the lap of Jesus bless you, helping you to see the beauty and freedom of your inner child.
May the angel of the agony in the garden bless you, offering you solace in your times of tribulation.
May the angel at the tomb of resurrection bless you with faith, assuring your faith and trust that all shall be well.
— Joyce Rupp from Out of the Ordinary: Prayers, Poems, and Reflections for Every Season

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