set aside to be
a royal order of priests,
a holy nation, God’s own;
so that you may proclaim
the wondrous acts
of the One who called you
out of inky darkness
into shimmering light.
Literally part of “a royal order of priests”
Pentecost weekend I had the privilege of representing our Presbytery at the dedication service of Colomba Le Roc Retreat – a truly ecumenical celebration.
As part of the “Blessing of Colomba le Roc and all present” at the end of the service, I used this benediction by David Adam:
The Father of many resting places grant you rest;
The Christ who stilled the storm grant you calm;
The Spirit who fills all things grant you peace.
God’s light be your light,
God’s love be your love,
God’s way be your way.
The eternal Father, Son and Holy Spirit
shield you on every side.
from The Open Gate: Celtic Prayers for Growing Spiritually
by David Adam, p.112