Prayer of Blessing
(The following prayer of blessing for Holy Name plaques was used by his excellency Archbishop Charles Brown, the Papal Nuncio to Ireland on the feast of St. Bernardine, 20th of May 2014 at a special celebration for the Year of the Holy Name of Jesus at the Poor Clare Monastery, Galway.)
PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR HOLY NAME PLAQUES
Eternal Father, you have created all things through your Son and through him you sustain us in your care. You guide the hands of artists and sculptors to form images for our growth in holiness. Bless + these images of the Holy Name of Jesus.
The tiles are then sprinkled with Holy Water
May all who venerate them come to experience the friendship he offers and the salvation he promises.
May his light illumine those who dwell in darkness. May his peace transform those who live in pain and suffering. May every home in which this image is venerated be protected from all evil and become a haven of Christian love and peace. Through meditating on the Incarnation of your Son, may we adore Him ever more ardently and experience the richness of His blessings on earth and at the last may we come to rejoice that our names are written in Heaven. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. AMEN.