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   Published 01-01-10
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Irish Blessings


Dear Readers,

To begin 2010, a simple Irish blessing sent from my heart. May God bless you.

- Lisa

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Parliment building, Budapesst, Hungary
Parliament Building, Budapest, Hungary -  Photo by Chuck Bowman    All rights reserved

Whenever there is happiness
Hope you'll be there too,
Wherever there are friendly smiles
Hope they'll smile on you,
Whenever there is sunshine,
Hope it shine especially for you to make each day
for you as bright as it can be.

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow.
May the soft winds freshen your spirit.
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you.
And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.

May the good saints protect you,
And bless you today.
And may troubles ignore you,
Each step of the way.

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Irish Blessing

The Last Word:

Be the eye of God betwixt me and each eye,
The purpose of God betwixt me and each purpose,
The hand of God betwixt me and each hand,
The shield of God betwixt me and each shield,
The desire of God betwixt me and each desire,
The bridle of God betwixt me and each bridle,
And no mouth can curse me.

Ancient Celtic prayer
Collected by Alexander Carmichael (1832-1912)
Carmina Gadelica, Edinburgh: Floris Books, 1992







































































Utterly Random Bonus Quote:

Where reason cannot wade there faith may swim.

Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
English Puritan preacher and author


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