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An Irish Easter Blessing 2013

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 30, 2013 5:06 AM |

This is the day that the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad.

I beg your indulgence today and rest assured I will soon return to my regular navigating of our economic landscape but yesterday, today, tomorrow — and indeed everyday — is a gift. As we celebrate the great gift of life and hope provided us by our Maker whom I believe gave His life so we might be saved, let us pause and offer a prayer of gratitude. To that end, I welcome sharing Saint Patrick’s Prayer:

May the strength of God pilot us.
May the power of God preserve us.
May the wisdom of God instruct us.
May the hand of God protect us.
May the way of God direct us.
May the shield of God defend us.       

Whether you visit my blog regularly, periodically, or just this once — and regardless of your faith calling — I wish you the faith-filled blessings of peace, hope, and love.

Today I have the great good fortune of being with close to four dozen of my family as we celebrate my folks’ 60th anniversary and upcoming birthdays. How does one properly say “Thank you” and “I love you” to the two people who have given me and my seven siblings (six brothers) the greatest gift of all, their love and inspiration. Well, Mom and Dad, today is your day!! I know I speak for all of us in stating, “We love you and thank you.”

Indeed, may the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. The rains fall soft upon your fields. May God hold you in the palm of His hand.


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