Happy Saint Patrick’s Day
Mandy reminded us on Sunday in her Children’s Message that Saint Patrick was a great man who befriended his enemies and loved those who once did him harm. Beyond the beer drinking, shamrock shakes, and wearing green, Saint Patrick can teach us a lot about a life lived in the love of Christ. Here is a portion of his prayer that has been memorized and passed down through the centuries. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
I bind unto myself the Name,
The strong Name of the Trinity;
By invocation of the same.
The Three in One, and One in Three,
Of Whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord. Amen.