A New Year’s Blessing

Jan 1, 2020

A new year is here! A blessing from the Celtic tradition for you and yours as 2020 begins:

God, bless to me the new day,
Never granted to me before;
It is to bless Your presence
You have given me this time, O God.
Bless to me my eyes,
May my eyes bless all they see;
I will bless my neighbor,
May my neighbor bless me.
God, give me a clean heart,
Let me stay in the sight of Your eyes’
Bless to me my family,
And bless to me my work and possessions. Amen.

For reflection in solitude or in the company of others: Which of these blessings will mean the most to you in the new year?