This prayer has wound its way in and through my life for at least 15 years now. I saw it in print, prayed it in a steady breath prayer, and offered it as a blessing many times before I heard it sung.
I first heard the musical setting by John Rutter in worship at the church I now attend. I am drawn to the haunting beauty of it.
I will be paying attention to the world around me in the coming days as I work to capture something of each line of the Gaelic Blessing with my camera.
Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the gentle night to you
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you
Deep peace of Christ the light of the world to you
Deep peace of Christ to you