Monday, 9 April 2012

Blessing of the First Day

Blessings for the Octave of Easter

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

Blessing of the First Day

Loving Father,
We have suffered in the night of the tomb
We have waited in the emptiness of evening
We have rejoiced in the morning of the Resurrection
When, again, you gave us your Son

Word of God,
Speak again of your love for us
Form us in the image of the Father's desire
Let your Light tend the spark of our souls
May we never be parted from you

 Spirit of God,
 hover over the depths of the waters
Blaze out over the lengths of the earth
Go before us in our life's journey 
Each morning as the first day.



Visual prayer at Word in the Hand - for some reason it won't embed here. 


  1. It is beautiful to read this prayer here and to listen to your voice on the video :-) Thank you.

  2. Thank you Claire - I have tried to embed it but it wouldn't work - have a try tomorrow.