Bless Others

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“May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord’s face shine upon you and be gracious to you, may the Lord turn his face to you and bring you peace”. (Numbers 6:23-26).

Blessing With Holy Water

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By the sprinkling of Thy Precious Blood, O Lord Jesus, and by the merits of Thy Sacred Passion, wash me from every stain, and cleanse my soul from all sin. Amen.

Bless Today

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Lord, help me to live this day, quietly, easily;
to lean on your great strength, trustfully, respectfully;
to wait for the unfolding of your will, patiently, serenely;
to meet others, peacefully, joyfully;
to face tomorrow, confidently, courageously. Amen.

(By St Francis of Assisi)

Workers Blessing

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Give me, Dear Lord, a pure heart and a wise mind,
that I may carry out my work according to your will.
Save me from all false desires,
from pride, greed, envy and anger,
and let me accept joyfully every task you set before me.

Let me seek to serve the poor
the sad and those unable to work.
Help me to discern honestly my own gifts
that I may do the things of which I am capable,
and happily and humbly leave the rest to others.

Above all, remind me constantly that I have nothing except what you give me and can do nothing except what you enable me to do. Amen.

(By Jacob Boehme)

Our Lady’s Blessing

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Bless me, O Daughter of the Eternal Father. And obtain for me the grace never to offend my God by my thoughts.

Bless me O Mother of the Eternal Son. And pray that I may never offend God by my words.

Bless me O Spouse of the Eternal Spirit. And by thy intercession obtain for me that I may never offend my God by my actions or omissions.

Bless me O Sanctuary of the Most Holy Trinity. Pray for me that I may love and serve my God with my whole heart and soul and that I may enjoy Him forever hereafter.

O Mary, receive me as thy child for the sake of Jesus, who confided me to thy care in His agony on the Cross. Amen.

Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my salvation.

St Patrick’s Breastplate – Extract

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I arise today, through
God’s strength to pilot me,
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptation of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
afar and near. Amen

Blessing Prayer:

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I love you Lord Jesus; I love you with my whole heart. Forgive me my failings. Today is another great blessing from you. I want to achieve more than I did yesterday and do it better. Lord, with your help, I will.

Lord, I ask because I know you listen and answer my prayers. Strengthen my friendship with my family and friends. My selfish ways often create unintended barriers. Help me to desire less and give more.

(By Anne – Aged 13yrs)

Lord, bless me today, in the name of the Father, and of the Son. and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Remember Those Who Serve Us

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In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a Hotel Coffee Shop and sat uneasily at a table.

A waitress arrived and put a glass of water in front of him.
Nervously, he asked, “How much is an ice cream sundae?”
“Fifty cents,” replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand from his pocket and
studied the coins in his hand!
“Well, how much is a dish of plain ice cream?” he inquired.

Time seemed to pass slowly and by now,
more people were waiting to be served.
The impatient waitress brusquely replied, “Thirty-five cents.”

The little boy counted his coins again!
He then looked up at her and with a tentative smile said,
“I’ll have the plain ice cream please.”

The waitress brought the ice cream,
put the bill on the table and walked away.
The boy finished the ice cream,
paid the cashier and left.

When the waitress returned to the table to clean it,
she cried as she wiped it down.
There, placed neatly beside the empty dish,
were two nickels and five pennies.

You see, he couldn’t have the sundae,
because he wouldn’t have enough left over, to give her a tip!

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Reading others thoughts is often, at best, guesswork.

It’s easy to overlook the fact that, most people, place others first and expect no reward. Some don’t, causing much hurt.