In Remembrance of John O’Donohue

A Celtic Chaplet of the Elements
(For use with Anglican prayer beads)
Inspired by the Life and Work of John O’Donohue
With Love and Gratitude on the Anniversary
of his passing into the Unseen World
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Cross:
The Mighty Three encircling me
The Mighty Three indwelling me
The Mighty Three empowering me

Invitatory:
I am under the protections
of Mary and Her Son.

I am under the care
of Brigid and Her Cloak.

I am under the sheltering
of the Holy One and the Oak.

Cruciform Beads:
Glory Be to the Three-in-One
Glory Be to the One-in-Three
Glory Be to the Love and Light
Which lives and moves in and through me.

First Week: Air
1. I give thanks for the Sacred Gift of Air
2. Breathe on me, Breath of Life
3. Breathe in me, Breath of Love
4. Wind at my back, direct my course
5. Spaciousness within, keep me true
6. Blessed Spirit, fan my flame
7. I give thanks for the Sacred Gift of Air

Second Week: Water
1. I give thanks for the Sacred Gift of Water
2. Tears of Earth, carry my sorrow
3. Holy Well, heal and guide me
4. Fluency of River, carve the landscape of my soul
5. Strength and Vastness of Sea, teach me
6. Living Mirror, show me my True Self
7. I give thanks for the Sacred Gift of Water

Third Week: Fire
1. I give thanks for the Sacred Gift of Fire
2. Hearth of Spirit, bring me Home
3. Origin of All, continually create me
4. Molten Mystery, flow with Wonder
5. Spark of Spontaneity, motivate me toward Life
6. Eternal Flame of Soul, transfigure me
7. I give thanks for the Sacred Gift of Fire

Fourth Week: Earth
1. I give thanks for the Sacred Gift of Earth
2. Firstborn of Creation, hold me
3. Silence and Stillness of Stone, steady me
4. Fecund Womb, nurture and grow me
5. Mother of Memory, remind me
6. Lush Landscape, inspire me
7. I give thanks for the Sacred Gift of Earth

Dismissal:
May I find You, O Holy One,
Always and Everywhere;
Within and All Around
Myself, Your Children, and All of Creation.

~Amen.

anam cara jod

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