Poems, Prayers, Quotes

Blessed Are You Who Bear the Light …

My earliest memories of creation are primarily of light. They come to me in a kaleidoscope of recollection, of light reflecting off the waters of northern Canadian lakes where I spent time as a boy or of the clarity of the night skies above those same waters. I often would sit mesmerized by the sun's… Continue reading Blessed Are You Who Bear the Light …

Prayers, Quotes

Blessing Prayer: For One Who Is Exhausted (Evening Prayer) …

Maybe it’s not about having a beautiful day, but about finding beautiful moments. Maybe a whole day is just too much to ask. I could choose to believe that in every day, in all things, no matter how dark and ugly, there are shards of beauty if I look for them. — Anna White from… Continue reading Blessing Prayer: For One Who Is Exhausted (Evening Prayer) …

Prayers

A Blessing for One Who is Exhausted …

When the rhythm of the heart becomes hectic, Time takes on the strain until it breaks; Then all the unattended stress falls in On the mind like an endless, increasing weight, The light in the mind becomes dim. Things you could take in your stride before Now become laborsome events of will. Weariness invades your… Continue reading A Blessing for One Who is Exhausted …

Prayers, Quotes

Celtic Benediction: Morning Prayer …

When a great moment knocks on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your heart, and it is very easy to miss it. — Boris Pasternak (in a letter to Olga Ivinskaya) For the morning light and its irresistible dawning, for your untameable utterances of life in boundless… Continue reading Celtic Benediction: Morning Prayer …

Quotes

The Language of the Heart …

There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying. — Sarah Dessen Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed. — Thich Nhat Hanh Learn to… Continue reading The Language of the Heart …

Poems, Prayers

For The Traveler …

Every time you leave home, Another road takes you Into a world you were never in. New strangers on other paths await. New places that have never seen you Will startle a little at your entry. Old places that know you well Will pretend nothing Changed since your last visit. When you travel, you find… Continue reading For The Traveler …

Poems, Prayers

Blessing Prayer (For Presence) …

Awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. Have joy and peace in the temple of your senses. Receive encouragement when new frontiers beckon. Respond to the call of your gift and the courage to follow its path. Let the flame of anger free you of all… Continue reading Blessing Prayer (For Presence) …

Prayers, Seasons

A Christmas Blessing …

The light of the Christmas star to you. The warmth of home and hearth to you. The cheer and goodwill of friends to you. The hope of childlike heart to you. The joy of a thousand angels to you. The love of the Son and God's peace to you. — Sherryl Woods from An O'Brien Family… Continue reading A Christmas Blessing …