Litany of Six Directions

(Source unknown; inspired by a traditional Native American blessing.)

Leader: We turn to the West for a blessing to the Spirit of Shalom, Peace: make us whole, make us holy, help us to love you and one another with our whole heart, our whole mind, our whole being, we pray:

People: Empower us, Holy Spirit.

Leader: We turn to the North for a blessing to the Spirit of Integrity: give us your strength and the courage to endure all the problems we may face, we pray:

People: Empower us, Holy Spirit.

Leader: We turn to the East for a blessing, to the Spirit of Illumination: open our eyes to the sacredness of every living thing, we pray:

People: Empower us, Holy Spirit.

Leader: We turn to the South for a blessing, to the Spirit of Transformation: help us to grow in wisdom and grace and the goodness of the ages, we pray:

People: Empower us, Holy Spirit.

Leader: We look to the Heavens, to the Spirit of Openness: fill us with a breadth of vision to see that your love embraces all, we pray:

People: Empower us, Holy Spirit.

Leader: We touch the Earth for a blessing, and thereby touch the Spirit that lives among us and within us: help us to be more human and to praise you through the work of our hands, we pray:

People: Empower us, Holy Spirit.

Leader: Let us go from here blessed and renewed in the Spirit of Peace, in the Spirit of Integrity, in the Spirit of Illumination, in the Spirit of Transformation, with hopes lifted high to the heavens and with hearts loving the earth in the name of our loving, creating, nurturing God.

People: Amen!

Categories