Blessings for those who have retired

1. Ancient Celtic blessing

The sun rising over the earth in spaceThis Celtic blessing is from the Carmina Gadelica, the ancient oral tradition.

You could have one person pronounce this blessing, or you could say this blessing together, or you could go round the room with each person saying a line. You could also print this out on cards or bookmarks for everyone to take home.

God to enfold me,
God to surround me,
God in my speaking,
God in my thinking.

God in my sleeping,
God in my waking,
God in my watching,
God in my hoping.

God in my life,
God in my lips,
God in my soul,
God in my heart.

God in my sufficing,
God in my slumber,
God in mine ever-living soul,
God in mine eternity.

2. Flower power

A yellow flower

Simple but effective!

If there are flowers in the room, take one and give it to the first person you meet.