Bless to Me This Morning

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A Bless to Me prayer by Jack:

Bless to me this morning in the Spring,
This cool air that means
The door can be left open
(for a little while).

Bless to me this door to the world
At which I sit
And smell
And think
And rest.

Bless to me the new sounds, new smells
From the deck
From the forest
From the neighbors.

Bless to me the squirrels
That come to eat or drink,
The squirrels I love to chase,
The squirrels so brave,
The squirrels that taunt me
With their little squirrel grins.

Bless to me this morning in the Spring,
This open door,
This sitting spot
Just for me.

 
Find more Celtic blessings in my hooman’s book Christ Beside Me, Christ Before Me: Celtic Blessings. Watch for my book, Jack’s Bless to Me Prayers coming someday to a bookstore near you.

Jack’s Bless to Me Prayer

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Bless to me this chair
This strong and safe chair
Under which I hide
At the doctor’s office.

Bless to me this chair
And its durable seat
That hides me from the
Giant vet tech who threatens
To pick me up
And put me on the table.

Bless to me this chair
In its little corner
And bless to me the treats
I know are in the cabinet
Come quickly, treats,
Come quickly, come now.


Find more Celtic blessings in our hooman’s book Christ Beside Me, Christ Before Me: Celtic Blessings.

Sitting with an Aging Pet

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For Spec

You still chase bunnies in your sleep
Tracking, barking, leaping
Master of the back yard

You still jump in the air when it’s time to eat
Letting me know that you know
When supper time is here

But then I see you dodge a shadow
Unable to see clearly with cloudy eyes
And I have to touch you when I enter the room
To let you know I am here

I know that someday
Your windmill-tail will stop spinning
Your courageous, loyal heart will cease to beat

I sit with you in love and sadness and gratitude
I hope that I have blessed you with
Just a fraction of the blessing you have bestowed upon me
And I am grateful for your sweetness, your faithfulness

You still chase bunnies in your sleep


Find more Celtic blessings in our hooman’s book Christ Beside Me, Christ Before Me: Celtic Blessings.