This page features three prayers for blessing those who are about to leave you. The first prayer is for any friend that may be moving away, whether this be a pastor, family member or other loved one. The second prayer is appropriate for a leaving service for a teacher or principal, and the final prayer is an ancient Irish blessing entitled "May The Road Rise Up To Meet You".
(a prayer to pray for those moving away)
As we say farewell to our loved ones we entrust them into your care. We pray for happiness and joy to be ahead of them, for wisdom and guidance to be beside them, and for grace and truth to be behind them, pushing them onwards into your goodness. We know that you will always love and protect them, wherever they go.
is an ancient Celtic blessing. It can be used as a prayer for those leaving that they would be ever conscious they are held in the palm of God's hand. The following is a beautiful contemporary song interpretation of this prayer:-
"We know that you will always love and protect them, wherever they go"