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Be the Blessing You Already Are
Be the Blessing You Already Are
Blessing

Service Leader: In our religious tradition, it is not just ministers and religious professionals who have power to bless. Each of us has the power to bless another, and to bless the world. Therefore I invite everyone here to participate in this blessing. The words are ordinary words, but we make the blessing real through our shared intention.

[Invite congregants form physical connections, hand-to-hand or hand-to-shoulder, throughout the congregation.]

All: As we have been blessed, so we bless one another to be a blessing. Breathe in, breathe out, this breath we share with all that breathes. Feel the love of the universe flowing through this community, into you, and out into the universe again. Let the love of all the universe—your love—flow outward, to its height, its depth, its broad extent. You are more than you know, and more beloved than you know. Take up what power is yours to create safe haven, to make of earth a heaven. Give hope to those you encounter, that they may know safety from inner and outer harm, be happy and at peace, healthy and strong, caring and joyful. Be the blessing you already are. That is enough. Blessed Be; Amen.

About the Authors

  • The Rev. John Gibb Millspaugh holds a master's degree from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government . He is the Executive Director of Carnism Awareness and Action Network.
  • Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh joined the Pacific Western Region's Congregational Life staff in July 2016. She serves as the Primary Contact for congregations in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, the western edge of Texas, and three Southern California counties. Sarah works with all...

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