A Collect for Blessing and Being Blessed

Spirit of the living God, who fills us with your very presence, when we are made joyous by seeing you and your work in us, may it inspire us to turn and bless those around us, that they would receive as well the joy of being touched by you and know that they are beloved children, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ‘When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.”‘ – Luke 1:41-42