blessing poems

Paul at dVerse suggested “blessing poems”.  Here are my thoughts…

At our wedding reception, a couple sang an Irish Blessing, which was later read at our second son & bride’s reception. (We’re not Irish but the sentiments are beautiful):



At the end of a worship service, a pastor usually gives a blessing (benediction) such as:

The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26


“Give blessing” and “say grace” are synonyms for prayer. At home, we fold our hands and close our eyes before meals to thank God for his provision. One prayer we taught our (young) children:

Thank you for the world so sweet, thank you for the food we eat,
Thank you for the birds that sing, thank you, God, for everything.


Thinking about how we really need His blessing on our lives and on our world:

There’s no blessing without a blesser
left to ourselves, the “good” grows lesser
pretend we can fix it by wearing mask dressier
outside of God’s plan, our messes get messier
There’s just no blessing without a Blesser!

And finally…


May God bless
the poets
the prophets,
inspire them with
words worth
insight worth
may steel
words reveal
deepest darkness
false piety
hot light into
life’s mysterious





11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bodhirose
    Jul 01, 2017 @ 10:16:55

    I recognize many of your blessings from my childhood, Lynn. Thanks for sharing! xo


  2. Grace
    Jun 29, 2017 @ 15:01:34

    Love this outpouring of blessings ~ Thanks Lynn ~


  3. Beverly Crawford
    Jun 29, 2017 @ 13:36:07

    What a gift … blessing after blessing here. I wanted to stand and applaud smithing and pithing!


  4. paul scribbles
    Jun 29, 2017 @ 01:28:11

    What a wonderful array of Blessings here. Thank You Lynn.Oh and kudos for getting smithing and pithing into a poem.


  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jun 28, 2017 @ 23:09:38

    Love the words worth smithing


  6. frankhubeny
    Jun 28, 2017 @ 20:25:41

    You made a good point with this line: “There’s no blessing without a blesser”


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