Irish wisdom…St Brigid’s blessing

St Brigids poem. Image copyright Ireland Calling
St Brigids poem. Image copyright Ireland Calling

Saint Brigit of Kildare – her Feast Day is February 1

St Brigids Day. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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Irish wisdom. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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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.

Bless the windows shining bright,
Letting in God’s heavenly light.
Bless the hearth a-blazing there,
With smoke ascending like a prayer.

Bless the people here within…
Keep them pure and free from sin.
Bless us all, that one day, we
May be fit, O lord, to dwell with Thee.
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Take time to work, it is the price of success.
Take time to think, it is the source of power.
Take time to play, it is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to read, it is the foundation of wisdom.
Take time to be friendly, it is the road to happiness.
Take time to dream, it is hitching your wagon to a star.
Take time to love and be loved, it is the privilege of the gods.
Take time to look around, it is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul.
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Irish wisdom. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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May brooks and trees and singing hills
Join in the chorus too,
And every gentle wind that blows
Send happiness to you.
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Irish wisdom. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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May there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine on your window-pane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
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Irish wisdom. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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May God grant you always…
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.
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Irish wisdom. Image copyright Ireland Calling

History of Saint Brigit and the importance of St Brigit’s Cross
VIDEO of how to make a Brigit’s Cross yourself – it’s very easy.

Video – Brigid’s Prayer

The inspirational Brigid’s Prayer. A wonderful blessing set to beautiful imagery and Irish music.

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