Blessings…A Seamless Flow of Presence (John O’Donohue)
John O’Donohue and Ruth Burgess gift us their wisdom, insights and spirituality in their various writings. Their books are recommended for Prayer/Reflections for schools staffs etc. A sample of their poetry is now available below (or click here to download as a Word document).
May the Blessings of God surround you,
May Angels and friends share your journey.
May you be safeguarded, loved and cherished;
May you walk on Holy ground,
May people of faith inspire you,
May boldness and justice empower you.
May you be wise and strong and creative;
May you celebrate life and hope.
May God’s image grow within you,
May laughter and courage heal you.
May the gospel of life sustain you,
all the days of your journey onwards
– Ruth Burgess: A Book of Blessings p.124
For Equilibrium, a Blessing
Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.
As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity by lightened by grace.
Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.
As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.
As silence smiles on the other side of what’s said,
May your sense of irony bring perspective.
As time remains free of all that it frames,
May your mind stay clear of all it names.
May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of God.”
― John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings