Glory to God in the highest!And peace to God’s people on earth!
for we are part of a universe of suns and moons and planets.
praise God for the grace and mercy that fill our days.
God said: “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky, to separate day from night. Let them mark the fixed times, the days and the years, and serve as luminaries in the dome of the sky, to shed light upon the earth.” And so it happened: God made the two great lights, the greater one to govern the day, and the lesser one to govern the night; and he made the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky, to shed light upon the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. God saw how good it was. Evening came, and morning followed—the fourth day.The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
may he let his face shine upon us.So may your way be known upon earth;among all nations, your salvation.May God bless us in mercy.May the nations be glad and exultbecause you rule the peoples in equity;the nations on the earth you guide.May God bless us in mercy.May the peoples praise you, O God;may all the peoples praise you!May God bless us,and may all the ends of the earth fear him!R. May God bless us in mercy.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;where there is darkness, light;where there is sadness, joy.O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seekto be consoled as to console,to be understood as to understand,to be loved as to love.For it is in giving that we receive,it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
May the Lord bless you and keep you!
May the Lord let his face shine uponyou, and be gracious to you!May the Lord look upon you kindly andgive you peace!
iPrayer adapted from Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers USCCB