Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me: Celtic Blessings
Inspired by the ancient form of prayer practiced by the Celtic people, Beth Richardson offers a multitude of short prayers—blessings—that embrace every aspect of daily life. Many of the blessings came to Richardson during one of her daily activities—walking her dogs. As she welcomed the day, she thought about celebrations, challenges, and other situations people she loved were facing. The result is a lovely collection of prayers that recognize God’s presence in each moment, from waking to sleeping, from birth to death.
The blessings will help readers acknowledge the richness of the gifts of life; express their feelings about special moments such as births, marriages, and graduations; offer words to pray during times of struggle; and give them a way to pray for the world and all its people.
Readers will want to use this book as a source of blessings for their lives and for the lives of those they love. Richardson writes, “May you be blessed by this day. And may you walk gently into the day, ready to see blessings all around you."