Thursday, February 21, 2013

The 100th Blessing invites you to participate in its 99 Blessings Contest: What is the 100th blessing? (February 6 through March 20, 2013) The contest is inspired by the book 99 Blessings, authored by Bro. David Steindl-Rast.

"Blessing is the spiritual bloodstream that flows through the universe," writes Bro David. "When we bless something, we return what we received to its source. That is like the blood coming from the heart and going back to the heart. That blood keeps on flowing. If we tune in to the bloodstream of blessing, the world comes alive."

Here are the first and second blessings in the book 99 Blessings:

Source of all blessings, you bless us with wind. Gentle or fierce, warm and humid or icy or hot and dry, may it caress my skin and make it tingle, refresh my spirit and make it wide awake so that i might pass on lightheartedness to everyone I meet.

Source of all blessings, you bless us with breath. In and out, in and out, ever renewing us, ever anew making us one with all who breathe the same air, may this blessing overflow into a shared gratefulness, so that with one breath I may praise and celebrate life.

And here's how you can participate:

How would you complete this phrase? What would your 100th blessing be?
Source of all blessings, you bless us with the blessing of...

Please share with your blessing in 50-100 words. will  12 blessings to share on its Web site.   Send submissions to

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