Thursday, September 06, 2007
Blessing of the Backpacks...
This morning, I had the great fortune to do a 'blessing of the backpacks' liturgy along with our middle school chaplain for our entire middle school. It was great fun, and a great way to get the year started...we asked for blessing over the water and then asperged (splashed) water on our students and their backpacks. A hat tip goes to my friend Mike who shared a blessing of the backpacks liturgy with me that I adapted for use by a deacon and for middle schoolers.
"...bless these lowly gifts, loving God, that their loyal presence and silent service keep us every mindful of your grace in our lives. May we hold them in care and, following their example, be for one another the reliable friends these tokens are for us. Amen."