Irish Blessings

IRISH BLESSINGS

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

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May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch your door.
And happiness be with you now 
and bless you evermore.

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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.

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May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

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May your troubles be less and your blessing be more.
And nothing but happiness,
come through your door.

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Always remember to forget the troubles that pass away. But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.

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IRISH GRACE BEFORE MEALS

Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts which we are about to receive from thy bounty through
 Christ our Lord. Amen. – The

Bless us O God, as we sit together. Bless the food we eat today. Bless the hands that made the food. Bless us O God, Amen.

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IRISH PRAYERS AND PRAYERS COMMON TO IRELAND

From the Breastplate of St. Patrick – Christ be with me. Christ before me. Christ behind me. Christ in me. Christ beneath me. Christ above me. Christ on my right. Christ on my left. Christ where I lie. Christ where I sit. Christ where I arise. Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me. Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me. Christ in every eye that sees me. Christ in every ear that hears me. Salvation is of the Lord.

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The Salve Regina (also known as Hail Holy Queen) – Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

V: Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God

R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

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The Fatima Prayer – Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

 

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