Irish Gaelic: go n-éirí an bóthar leat | WordReference Forums
It's part of an Irish blessing (Beannacht Ghaelach): Go n-éirí an I prefer the ' false' translation personally: may the road rise to meet you.:). Most of us have probably heard the following old Irish blessing at least a hundred times: May the road rise up to meet you,May the wind be always at your back. This is a very famous Irish Blessing, that we all know off by heart and one that readily comes to mind to on 'soft days' to "May the road rise to meet you,. and the.
Opportunities for blessings We might also choose to use this opportunity to include a brief morning prayer. This self-blessing through gesture, touch and words can become an important ritual that will help us to spiritually centre our day.
Our mealtimes provide yet another important opportunity for blessing. We know from our New Testament reading that Jesus would traditionally bless food at the feeding of the multitudes and at the Last Supper. In our society of abundance, we take our food supply for granted, indulging and over indulging, even to the point of impairing our health. Why not take a moment at each meal to pause and bless the nourishment before us?
Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts which we are about to receive from your bounty. Through Christ our Lord. We give you thanks, Almighty God, for all your gifts, who lives and reigns, for ever and ever. Our homes, the core place were we spend our lives, can also be blessed.
Many priests are willing to visit and bless a home. We all need that reminder, whether we are just sitting around the house or venturing out into the world, that the goodness of God is with us. Blessing of children Today, we give our children everything that is material and little that is spiritual, then we are surprised when a child does something amoral. The importance of blessings Like Aaron and his sons, we too hold that awesome power to bless. We just need to use it.
May the Road Rise to Meet You
We need to forget cursing. More than ever, we need to continue to bring the flow of the divine into our lives. Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them: This is how you shall bless the Israelites.
The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace! Perhaps the most important of the blessings that we can bestow in life would be the regular blessing of our children.
Our days are filled with endless opportunities to practice the art of blessing. Morning after morning, we can begin our day by choosing that divine vision, not only for ourselves, but also for all who we might encounter in the course of a day.
May the road rise up to meet you
The second element in a blessing is the ritual of transfer of the blessing or the goodness. Historically, this transfer of the blessing takes place physically through words that we pronounce and gestures that we make, such as uplifted arms or actual laying-on of hands. The person giving the blessing transfers the blessing in such a manner that it will somehow be experienced by the receiver. The first element in any blessing is that there has to be a relationship with God.
When we bless, when we ask for goodness, we ask from the source of all goodness, we ask God. When things are going well in our lives — when the road seems to rise and meet us — our relationship with God will be positive.
Cursing is the furthest thing from our minds. Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss. My life's been full, I've savoured much: Good times, good friends, a loved-one's touch. Be not burdened with tears of sorrow, Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you and warm your heart till it glows like a great peat fire.
I do not sleep. I am the thousand winds that blow I am the diamond glints on snow I am the sunlight on ripened grain I am the gentle autumn rain. When you waken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush Of gentle birds in circling flight I am the soft star that shines at night. I did not die Bless This House Bless this house, o Lord, we pray. Make it safe by night and day.
Bless these walls so firm and stout, Keeping want and trouble out. Bless the roof and chimney tall, Let thy peace lie over all.
Bless the doors that they may prove Ever open to joy and love. Bless the windows shining bright, Letting in God's heavenly light.
Bless the hearth a-blazing there, With smoke ascending like a prayer. Bless the people here within Keep them pure and free from sin. Bless us all, that one day, we May be fit, O lord, to dwell with Thee.