Category: Blessings for situations

Blessings for situations

As we have said elsewhere, blessing is a practice that applies to practically every single situation in normal life. It is difficult to imagine a situation which one could not bless. Even in extreme situations of despondency, horror or whatever, there is always an angle from which one can bless.

This section contains blessings for various situations.  We wish this section to be also YOUR section, dear reader, so please contact us here with your own blessings and your experiences in this practice.

The editors of the website reserve the right to make slight editorial changes to keep the blessings in line with the spirit of the site, itself in line with the presentation of blessing in ‘The Gentle Art of Blessing’. We hope to receive many more from you all, especially if you have used them successfully.

A Blessing for Clean Political Campaigns

The normal functioning of our political systems demands a minimum of integrity and a certain restraint in campaigning. In recent years, these limits have increasingly been overstepped, sometimes in the most distressing manner. However, let us remember that once we have understood that every single person is at their highest level of consciousness, we cannot…

A blessing for mindfulness to the present moment

Pierre Pradervand

Mindfulness: the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. Pierre addresses this topic in one of the blessings in his new book 365 Blessings to Heal Myself and the World. https://pierrepradervand.com/365-blessings-to-heal-myself-and-the-world/

A blessing for Earth Day ~ April 22 2018

Earth Day 2018

For the Incredible Beauty of Creation Pierre Pradervand The incredible beauty of nature defies the wildest imagination. From the perfection of a tiny alpine flower no one will ever even see to the splendor of a star-studded summer’s night, through the intricate beauty of a seashell to the breathtaking harmony of a spider’s web, all…

Mamoudou on blessing

I am sharing a new message from Mamoudou which emphasizes the importance of blessing. Mamoudou is a teacher in Mali who, besides his teaching activities, has founded an NGO called Prométhée which has done an absolutely exceptional job in rural areas of the Mopti region. However, for several years now the region has been the…

A Blessing for the New Year

New Year Blessing 2018

by Pierre Pradervand We bless this coming year for the innumerable opportunities for good that will manifest as we open up to their possibility. We bless You, divine Love for the unknown blessings that are already on their way. We bless You also for the needed challenges that are already lined up so as to…

Blessing messages read by Pierre

These audio blessings, many of which have been composed by Pierre for his forthcoming book, 365 Blessings to Heal Myself and the World, were recorded by Pierre for Beyond Words, the publisher of The Gentle Art of Blessing. You can listen to the blessings here These blessings cover many different topics, some come from different cultures, and…

Blessing for Global Oneness Day – October 24 2017

October 24 Global Oneness Day 2017

Composed  by Pierre Pradervand for Humanity’s Team We bless You, Infinite Love, for the clearest sense of oneness which is realizing that absolutely all is infinite Life and its infinite manifestation. We bless You in that the unfolding of all existence is Your Infinite Life making itself known in myriads of disguises, as me, as…

Practice of Blessing in a Troubled Region of Africa

I received this message from a dear friend in one of the tormented areas of the world – a region of Mali where warring rebels and Jihadists have created for years tremendous turmoil and suffering for the local populations, already among the poorest on the globe. I know of no one else anywhere who picked…

Blessing Prayer for the Universe and Humanity

Blessing Prayer

by Carolyn Bowyer Let us bless the Universe that we reside in, all the planets and their satellites, the asteroids and the comets and meteors and all the stars beyond.. Let us bless the Earth, our planet, the air we breathe and the water we drink and use, the seas and the rivers and lakes.…

A Blessing for Global Oneness Day – October 24, 2016

The wonderful organization Humanity’s Team, an international spiritual movement whose purpose is to communicate and demonstrate the timeless truth that We Are All One, asked me to write a blessing for Global Oneness Day 2016. Here it is. I would like to preface it by a few lines from that great Sufi master and poet…

A blessing for migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean

One can never insist enough on the fact that blessing is one of the main tools we have at our disposal for healing the world. Wherever we are, whatever the situation, we can bless. Some people complain that they do not know what to do to heal the world. Well, if we just open our…

A blessing for children in foster care worldwide

Children in foster care often come from very dysfunctional families,  and the foster parents may not always be up to the high standard of parenting which should be expected for such a role. So the children concerned show much higher rates of school failure, difficulties in social adaptation and delinquency than their peers. When they leave…

A blessing for victims of bullying

Bullying is an extremely common form of violence. It starts at a very young age and it occurs in daycare centers, on and off school grounds and college campuses, at social and sporting events. This is a worldwide problem, but in the US alone, 2.1 million school children in grades K-12 are bullies, and 2.7…

Blessing concerning child labor in the world

“The one thing all children have in common is their rights. Every child has the right to survive and thrive, to be educated, to be free from violence and abuse, to participate and to be heard.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon According to the ILO (International Labour Office) « today, throughout the world, around 215 million children…

Blessing for a sick child

I bless (name of the child) in her/his divine completeness hidden behind the veil of appearances. I bless her/him in her/his innate perfection which, as the child of God, only awaits to be revealed. I bless her/him in the perfect work of all her/his organs which always tend towards functioning harmoniously. I bless the doctors…

A blessing for terrorists

I bless those who are tempted to commit terrorist acts, whether out of despair, hatred, fear, lust for power, or any other tormented human motive. I bless them in their integrity,  that they may discover that the wholeness in themselves cannot be reached at the cost of the wholeness of others. I bless them in…

A blessing for journalists

I bless all journalists (or: the journalists of (name of station or newspaper/magazine) in their great love for and responsiveness to truth, and their sensitivity to beauty and goodness. I bless them in their ability to avoid being manipulated into reporting trivia or hiding truth. They denounce evil only to correct it. I bless them…

A taxi driver’s blessing for the day

Spirit of Truth and Love, I bless this day for all the goodness it already includes. I bless this cab as a rolling temple of Thy presence. I bless the roads I shall travel on, and all those whose paths I cross. I bless every person who enters this cab. I bless them in the…

A blessing for yourself

Infinite Mother-Love, I bless myself as the smile of Thy great Love, as the song of Thine infinite goodness, as the stream of Thy refreshing Truth. I bless myself in the discernment that enables me to realize that I am a stream, song, smile to all those I meet – as they are for me.…

A blessing for teachers

From time to time,  we  shall  give  a  blessing for a  specific  profession or job. Today, we will start with one of the  most important activities  on the planet – that of teacher. There are so many stories of children whose lives were turned around by a remarkable teacher. So if you have teacher friends who do their best in their challenging job, please share this blessing with them. I bless this day for the constant opportunities that it offers me to share wisdom and truth, to broaden my circle of compassion and my understanding, and to manifest patience and love toward all the children or students entrusted…

A blessing for politicians

This blessing can, of course, be adapted to a local politician. I bless the politicians of …… in their (his/her) highest sense of integrity, ability to put public service before personal gain, and aim for lasting long-term solutions rather than the quick-fix with its immediate political gains. I bless them in their ability to resist…

A blessing for parents

We bless ourselves in this sacred trust of raising children, and our ability to meet all challenges as they arise. We bless Thee, Mother-Father God, for the sacred privilege of raising these children of the stars. May their light shine ever brighter and may we and others be receptive to their brilliance. We bless ourselves…

A blessing for a waitress, cashier or shop employee

I bless this day and the countless opportunities for service it offers. I bless myself in my ability to do my best at all times, to work diligently and serenely, to manifest utmost patience and grace with irate or impatient customers, and to offer the precious gift of a smile to all those I encounter.…

A blessing for a nurse

I bless this day as a series of ever-renewed opportunities to serve with love. May each of the leaves of my tree be for the healing of every individual I encounter. I especially bless and rejoice in the opportunities: To do things well rather than carelessly or in a hurry To smile rather than scowl…

A Blessing for Mothers and Sons

I bless mothers and sons with God’s loving and forgiving grace. I pray that they reflect their innate, God-given patience, humility, and loving thoughtfulness. God is blessing them in their purity and Christly strength to be free of alcohol and other addictions. I bless them in their spiritual journeys. May all mothers and sons express…