On St Patty's Day
This is my prayer for you to keep
This beautiful Irish blessing
For your heart to know eternal peace.
May the sweetness of a child
Delight you with their song
And may the best of your life
Be the rest of your life
With the love of God to rest upon.
May all your days be many
As the sands upon the shore,
And may your lips lilt ever more
With praises from your soul
And for this time we have to be
In all that we might do,
May my prayers be with you my dear friend
And this blessing stay with you
Soft Whispers to you from
Derry's Heart Poems © 2005
May the blessing of light be upon you
Light on the outside and light on the inside
With God's sunlight shining on you,
May your heart glow with warmth like a turf fire
That welcomes friends and strangers alike.
May the light of the Lord shine from your eyes
like a candle in the window,
welcoming the weary traveler.
May the blessing of God's soft rain be on you
Falling gently on your head
refreshing your soul with the sweetness
of little flowers newly blooming
May the strength of the winds of heaven bless you,
carrying the rain to wash your spirit clean
sparkling after, in the sunlight
May the blessing of God's earth be on you
and as you walk the roads, may you always
have a kind word for those you meet.
May you understand the strength and power
of God in a thunderstorm in winter,
the quiet beauty of creation and the calm of a summer sunset.
And may you come to realize that insignificant
as you may seem in this great universe,
you are an important part of God's plan
May He watch over you and keep you safe from harm.