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
May St. Patrick guard you wherever
you go and guide you in
whatever you do, and may his loving
protection be a blessing to you always.
Blessing Of The Three
The Sacred Three My fortress
Come and be round
My hearth, my home.
Fend Thou my kin
And every sleeping thing within
From scathe, from sin.
Thy care our peace
Through mid of night
To light's release.
Blessing for the Children
O Thou, to whom to love and be
hear my faith cry for them who are more
thine than mine.
Give each of them what is best for each.
I cannot tell what it is.
But Thou knowest.
I only ask Thou love them and keep them
With the loving and keeping Thou didst
Show to Mary's Son and Thine.
An Old Wedding Blessing
May God be with you and bless
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.
May you have
Walls for the wind
And a roof for the rain,
And drinks bedside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
And those you love near you,
And all that your heart may desire.
Blessing for a New Home
A blessing upon your new home,
A blessing upon your new hearth,
A blessing upon your new dwelling,
Upon your newly kindled fire.
A blessing upon your tallest
A blessing upon your fruitful partner,
A blessing upon your growing sons,
Upon your growing daughters.
A blessing upon the household's
A blessing upon the children yet unborn,
A blessing upon the wise parents,
Upon your occupation.
A blessing upon your goods and income,
A blessing upon your kith and kin.
A blessing upon you in light or darkness,
Each day and night of your lives.
The following breastplate prayer is from the
4th century and is attributed to St. Patrick.
I bind myself today
The power of God to hold and lead
His eye to watch, His might to stay
His ear to hearken to my need
The wisdom of my God to teach
His hand to guide
His shield to ward
The word of God to give me speech
His Heavenly Host to be my guard.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration!
Leprechauns, castles, good luck
Lullabies, dreams and love ever after.
Poems and songs with pipes and drums
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes...
That's the Irish for you!
May Saint Patrick guard you wherever you go
and guide you in whatever you do-
and may his protection be a
blessing to you always.