A collection of blessings for the people, celebrations, sadnesses, artefacts, special occasions and journeys of our lives. It also explores the tradition of blessings, including biblical and Celtic, and offers ideas and resources to encourage readers to write blessings of their own, with suggestions for how to organise a blessings workshop.
Ruth Burgess, who is also co-editor with Kathy Galloway of Praying for the Dawn: A Resource Book for the Ministry of Healing, leads litugical workshops which often include ‘blessing-writing’. She aims in this book to pass on her experience and knowledge.
I used one of the blessings as a reflection for our quiet time in the hospice yesterday, and all agreed it was not only brilliant but the bath-time blessing said it all.