Classic Irish Cross Blessings

Blessing 1 - Old Irish Blessing 1

May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures. May all life’s passing seasons bring the best to you and yours!

 

Blessing 2 - Old Irish Blessing 2

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

 

Blessing 3 - Irish Marriage Blessing

May God be with you and bless you. May you see your children’s children. May you be poor in misfortunes and rich in blessing. May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.

 

Blessing 4 - Gaelic Christening Blessing

Dearest Father in Heaven, Bless this child and bless this day Of new beginnings. Smile upon this child And surround this child, Lord, With the soft mantle of your love. Teach this child to follow in your footsteps. And to live life in the ways of Love, faith, hope and charity.

 

Blessing 5 - Irish Friend Blessing

Wishing you a rainbow For sunlight after showers – Miles and miles of Irish smiles For golden happy hours – Shamrocks at your doorway For luck and laughter too, And a host of friends that never ends Each day your whole life through!

 


Blessing 6 - Irish Prayer

May God give you...For every storm, a rainbow, For every tear, a smile, For every care, a promise And a blessing in each trial. For every problem life send, A faithful friend to share, For every sigh, a sweet song, And an answer for each prayer

 

Blessing 7 - Old Celtic Blessing

May the blessing of light be on you – light without light within. May the blessed sunlight shine on you and warm your heart till it glows like a great peat fire

 


Blessing 8 - Bless This House

Bless this house, O Lord, we pray. Make it safe by night and day. Bless these walls so firm and stout, Keeping want and trouble out. Bless the roof and chimney tall, Let thy peace lie over all. Bless the doors that they may prove Ever open to joy and love. Letting in God’s heavenly light. Bless the hearth a-blazing there, With smoke ascending like a prayer. Keep them pure and free from sin. Bless us all that we may be, Fit, O Lord, to dwell with thee; Bless us all that one day we, May dwell, O Lord, with thee.