Blessing Of Books

Father of light and wisdom,
we praise you for your gifts:
for giving us the power to see,
and the ability to write and read
and to use the arts of printing.

Help us to use these crafts and skills
for your greater honor and glory,
and for the salvation of all your people.

Blest + these books,
and grant that all who use them
may grow in wisdom and grace
before you and all your people.

Father,
we praise you through Jesus Christ your Son
in the love of your Holy Spirit,
now and always and for ever.

Amen.