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Prayer Message

It is a wonderful thing to send somebody a short message to let them know you are thinking of them and praying for them. Today's world offers many ways of communicating our care and love for somebody - whether this be by email, facebook, SMS text message, card, or a good old fashioned letter! This page offers a selection of good prayer messages, quotes, short readings and blessings that you can send to your friend or loved one.

#1. Prayer SMS message for a friend

(suitable for a birthday or special occasion)

May our God bless you today
and each day that follows
May you hear his voice
Follow His footsteps
Be comforted by His care
And live in His grace
Now and forever

(A prayer blessing from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

#2. Happy Birthday Blessing Message

An inspiring birthday blessing. This video could also be sent as a link on an birthday email message:-

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.

John Barrymore (1882-1942)

#3. Good morning prayer message

The windowsill of heaven

Every morning lean your arms awhile
upon the windowsill of heaven
and gaze upon the Lord.
Then with the vision in your heart,
turn strong to meet your day.

(Thomas Blake)

I will only add, God bless you.

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

#4. An Irish Blessing

an inspirational blessing about provision, loving friendship and joy :-

An old Irish Blessing

#5. May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

(traditional gaelic blessing)

A song based on this blessing

A folk song based on this traditional Irish blessing, from prayerscapes.com:-

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#6. Prayer message for healing

a prayer for a friend or loved one who is currently sick:-

A prayer message for the sick

click here for several prayers for healing, and to post a prayer for those known to you who are ill at the moment.

#7. Scottish Blessing

May the blessing of light be on you

May the blessing of light be on you– light without and light within. May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a great peat fire, so that stranger and friend may come and warm himself at it.

Read the full version of this on the scottish wedding blessings page

#8. Short Prayer Message

May the God of peace who raised Christ from the dead
Strengthen your inner being for every good work.
And may the blessing of God Almighty
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Rest upon you and dwell within you
This day and evermore.

(a modern benediction prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

A printable image of "May The Road Rise Up To Meet You":-

Irish Blessing May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

#9. May the Lord Bless You

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.

(A Judeo-Christian blessing, based on Numbers 6:24-26)

#10. House Blessing Message

An inspiring prayer that you can send to friends or family when moving into their new home:-

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