A Personal Blessing

O Lord, open your heavens;
from there may your gifts descend to him.
Put forth your own hand and touch his head.
May he feel the touch of your hand,
and receive the joy of the Holy Spirit,
that he may remain blessed for evermore.

Source: Æthelwold of Winchester, c. 908-984

Source of this version: Modified from  http://www.dsbc.org.uk/downloads/June_2012_MAGAZINE_seq.pdf

Also found in Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, p. 41

Included in Prayers from the Ancient Celtic Church, © 2018, Paul C. Stratman




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Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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