A Prayer & Blessing for Saint Patrick’s Day

A blessed Saint Patrick’s Day to one and all. If you would welcome a chuckle from a previous post about one of Virginia’s most hilarious Saint Patrick’s Days, click here – Saint Patrick’s Day FUN!

Today as we celebrate the life of Saint Patrick and all things Irish, here is one of his prayers to calm our hearts amidst the challenging current context.

A Prayer of Saint Patrick

“Permit us not, O Lord, to hear Your Word in vain. Convince us of its truth, cause us to feel its power and bind us to Yourself with cords of faith and hope and love that never shall be broken.

We bind to ourselves today, You our God:

Your power to hold us,
Your hand to guide us,
Your eye to watch us,
Your ear to hear us,
Your wisdom to teach us,
Your word to give us speech,
Your presence to defend us,

This day and every day;

In the Name of the blessed Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
To whom be the Kingdom, and the Power and the Glory, forever and forever.

Amen.”

An Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

grace, peace & Irish prayers (Sláinte!)

Virginia : )

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6 Responses to A Prayer & Blessing for Saint Patrick’s Day

  1. Debbie says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Virginia! We’ll miss the parades and festivities, but we have to do what’s prudent to keep the virus away.

    • Virginia says:

      A blessed St. Patrick’s Day to you, Debbie! My brother acquired a few Guinness Blonde beers to celebrate with our dinner tonight. (I gave up alcohol for Lent, but always special dispensation myself on St. Patrick’s Day.) We’ve had two COVID-19 related deaths in our town already, with 14 confirmed cases in our district (12 in our county.) Yikes. But we must all do our bits! Blessings…

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