Dean's Blog


Last Friday Ricardo joined us at our morning service for the first time having recently come to Bahrain and moved into an apartment. He asked me if I would come and bless his home  so on Saturday afternoon, escaping a day long powercut in the Cathedral compound, armed with my New Zealand Prayer Book, which of all contemporary Anglican liturgical resources I have found very often to be both the most useful and the most attractively presented, I went round to his new home. We went from room to room reading an appropriate Scripture, saying a prayer and a blessing.

RicardoThe Final blessing is this:
The fruit of righteousness will be peace
and the result of righteousness
tranquility and trust for ever,
my people will abide in secure dwellings
and in quiet resting places.
And now the eternal Spirit
enfold this home with love;
indwell this home with joy
and build this home in peace
evermore and evermore. Amen

We could all pray that for our homes and families.