In the name of Jesus Christ,
I bless you with the promises of God which are ‘yea and amen.’
May the Holy Spirit make you healthy and strong in body,
mind and spirit to move in faith and expectancy.
May God’s angels always be with you to protect and keep you.
May you be blessed with spiritual strength to overcome the evil one,
to avoid temptation and to turn from foolish and worthless things.
May you behold the beauty of the things that God has planned for you as you obey His word and delight yourself in Him.
May your ears hear the lovely, the uplifting and the encouraging.
May your feet walk in holiness and your steps be ordered by the Lord.
May your hands be tender helping hands to those in need
and hands that bring blessing to others.
May your heart be humble and receptive to one another
to do the things of God and not of this world.
May your mind be strong, disciplined, balanced and filled with faith.
May God’s grace be upon your home, that it becomes a sanctuary of rest and renewal, a haven of peace where sounds of laughter grace its walls, where love and unconditional acceptance of one another is consistent.
May God’s grace be upon you to fulfil your dreams and visions.
May goodness and mercy follow you all the days of your life.
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face to shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord lift up His countenance towards you and give you peace.
I bless you in Jesus’ precious name.
This is a blessing I wrote when I was a curate at Saint Chad’s, Handforth (Chester Diocese 1997-2001). I’m not sure of the occasion, but it may have been for my final service there on 4 March 2001.