The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord Make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart; Nought be all else to me, save that Thou art; Thou my best thought; by day or by night, Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.
Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise, Thou mine inheritance, now and always; Thou and Thou only, first in my heart, Great God of Heaven, my treasure Thou art.
Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true word; I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord; Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.
– Old Irish Hymn
Even the saddest things can become, once we have made peace with them, a source of wisdom and strength for the journey that still lies ahead.
– Frederick Buechner