At five minutes to eight tonight we might have in each of our homes a bottle of water from well or tap and that each of us would say at the same time the prayer of blessing by John O’Donoghue . That water will then be our Easter water for 2020, as we pray God’s blessing on our families, homes and property.
Blessing of Water by John O’Donoghue
Let us bless the humility of water,
Always willing to take the shape
Of whatever otherness holds it.
The buoyancy of water,
Stronger than the deadening,
Downward drag of gravity.
The innocence of water,
Flowing forth, without thought
Of what awaits it.
The refreshment of water,
Dissolving the crystals of thirst.
Water: voice of grief,
Cry of love,
In the flowing tear.
Water: vehicle and idiom
Of all the inner voyaging
That keeps us alive.
Blessed be water,
Our first mother.
May the blessing of Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit come on this water and bless us all with health.
This blessing is for use tonight just before we join Kilmihil Youth Ministry to “Light Up Kilmihil”. You can download a version of this blessing in PDF format for printing here.