Irish Blessings

For every event in a person’s life (even getting dressed in the morning) there is an Irish blessing. Some recite the blessings to themselves, out loud at celebrations, and in cards. Including a blessing with your next gift is a unique way to share with loved ones and make any gift more memorable. Use our directory at the left and we’ll continue to update this section with new favorites.

As promised, the blessing said while getting dressed and one for getting out of bed in the morning:

Christ be with me, be after me, be before me, and be at my right and left hand. May everything I do be for Christ

Lord, clothe me with the robes of innocence.

Blessings for Special Events
Wedding Blessing
May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortunes and rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.

Christening Blessing
Dearest Father in Heaven,
Bless this child and bless this day
Of new beginnings.
Smile upon this child
And surround this child, Lord,
With the soft mantle of your love.
Teach this child to follow in your footsteps,
And to live life in the ways of
Love, faith, hope and charity.

Blessing For A New Baby
Sleep, my babe, lie still and slumber, all through the night
Guardian angels God will lend thee, all through the night
Soft and drowsy hours are creeping, hill and vale in slumber sleeping
Mother dear her watch is keeping, all through the night
God is here, you’ll not be lonely, all through the night
‘Tis not I who guards thee only, all through the night
Night’s dark shades will soon be over, still my watchful care shall hover
God with me His watch is keeping, all through the night

Blessing For Comfort in Time of Grief
May you see God’s light on the path ahead
when the road you walk is dark.
May you always hear, even in your hour of sorrow,
the gentle singing of the lark.
When times are hard may hardness never turn your heart to stone.
May you always remember when the shadows fall you do not walk alone.

Irish Blessings for Any Event
A Well Known Old Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

An Uplifting Irish Blessing
May God give you for every storm, a rainbow, for every tear, a smile,
for every care, a promise, and a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh, a sweet song, and an answer for each prayer.

A Celtic Blessing for Brighter Days
May the blessing of light be on you; light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you and warm your heart till it glows like a great peat fire.

Irish Blessing for Laughter
Wishing you a rainbow for sunlight after showers, miles and miles of Irish smiles, for golden happy hours. Shamrocks at your doorway for luck and laughter too and a host of friends that never ends each day your whole life through!

Irish Blessing for a Light Heart
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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