Sample Baby Blessing

Introduction/Greeting

Opening

MOTHER: We thank God for blessing us with a healthy, sweet and beautiful child. We pray that your life is filled with continued health and joyfulness. May you find strength in knowing how much you are loved, and by so many people.       , we wish for you a life of family, community, education and love. And we promise, as you make your way in the world, we will always be there for you. We love and respect you, now and forever.

OFFICIANTS: We ask you their family and friends to give your support in thought, word and deed. You can be examples of lives well lived and commit to supporting         and         in their journey of parenthood. It takes a village to raise a child–and they want you to be part of        ‘s life, offering him love and guidance throughout his life. Now we can all join hands as         and         offer final blessings to        . After each please join us saying Amen.

PARENTS: May you have kindness and respect for both friends and strangers, for those that are similar to you and those that are different. Amen.

May you be generous–able to give and receive. Amen.

May you understand that the journey of life is as important as each step along the way. Amen

An ancient Irish pagan blessing

May the blessing of light be with you always,

Light without and light within.

May the sun shine upon you and warm your heart

Until it glows like a great fire

So that others may feel the warmth of it.

And may the light of your eyes

Shine like two candle lights

In a window at night bidding the wanderer

To come in out of the dark and the cold.

And may the blessings of the rain be upon you,

The sweet and tender rain,

May it fall upon your spirit

As when flowers spring up and fragrance fills the air.

And may the blessings of the great rain

Wash you clean and fair,

And may the storms always leave you stronger

And more beautiful.

And when the rains are over

may there be clear pools of water.

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