Worship Cafe


The following blessings are in presbyterial language but can be modified for corporate use.


Blessing of the Water

Hands are placed in the water.

Bless Lord this element of water,
source of life, and cleansing.
That it may be a remedy, towards the wholeness of the human race.

Through the invocation of the eternal Trinity, we bind to to this water,
health of the body, protection of the soul, and a good defense.

+ In the name of God, The creator, the eternal Christ and the Spirit of wisdom.

Blessing of a House

A bell is rung.

On entering the house.

Blessings be on this house!
And all who dwell here!

A candle may be lit.

Peace of God and peace of humankind,
Peace of Saint Brigid, Colomba, Aiden (or other saints)

Holy water my be sprinkled at each invocation.

On each window and each door,

On every hole admitting moonlight,

On every hearth and fire,

On the four corners of the house,

On the place of rest,

This or other trinitarian conclusion

+ In the name of God, the Creator, the eternal Christ and the Spirit of wisdom.

Blessing of a Person

May the road rise up 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.

+ In the name of God, the Creator, the eternal Christ and the Spirit of wisdom.


May the blessing of light be on you - light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a great peat fire, so that stranger and friend may come and warm himself at it.

And may light shine out of the two eyes of you, like a candle set in the window of a house, bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm.

And may the blessing of the rain be on you, may it beat upon your Spirit and wash it fair and clean, and leave there a shining pool where the blue of Heaven shines, and sometimes a star.

And may the blessing of the earth be on you, soft under your feet as you pass along the roads, soft under you as you lie out on it, tired at the end of day; and may it rest easy over you when, at last, you lie out under it.

May it rest so lightly over you that your soul may be out from under it quickly; up and off and on its way to God.

And now may God the eternal three in one bless you, and bless you kindly.

Trinitarian Conclusions

+ In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

+In the Name of God, Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer.