ST. PATRICK'S PRAYER




Here is one of Patrick's lesser known prayers, 
which I shamelessly took from 
Josh Mueller at Open Conversations blog.  
Thanks Josh!
(For many years, Pastor Josh has been 
a faithful community clergy volunteer 
 in ministry to the German speaking residents, 
where I work.)

Prayer for the Faithful
May the Strength of God guide us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Angels of God guard us.
- Against the snares of the evil one.

May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!

May Thy Grace, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and forevermore. Amen.

6 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful, Karin.... Hope you have had a JOYFUL day....

Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Queenmothermamaw said...

I love that prayer. I am sure it is okay for me to have a copy of it. Thanks for sharing.
QMM

Bernie said...

Oh I do like this poem, every line is comforting.....:-) Hugs

Warren Baldwin said...

Great prayer. The more I learn about Patrick the more I like him!

George said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful prayer with us.

Karabeth said...

What a wise and wonderful man Patrick was! Forget the myth, the truth is so much more interesting!