Blessing of the Kindling
Celtic Prayer for the Morning
I will kindle my fire this morning
in the presence of the holy angels of heaven;
Without malice, without jealousy, without envy, without fear;
without terror of any one under the sun,
but the Holy Son of God to shield me.
God, kindle thou in my heart within a flame of love
to my neighbour, to my foe, to my friend, to my kindred all;
To the brave, to the coward, to the man in the street,
O Son of the loveliest Mary,
from the lowliest thing that lives
to the Name that is highest of all.
In the name of Christ, I pray.