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St Patricks Day

Saint Patrick was just that, a saint. In the monastery focus on what made the saints holy leads to changes in one's own life and way of being, to be more closely attuned to the will of God, and live more deeply and joyfully in service. Saint Patrick is a good example, especially in his prayers.


PRAYER of ST. PATRICK


I bind myself...
.... to the strong virtue of love,
.... in the obedience of the Angels,
.... in the prediction of the Prophets,
.... in the preaching of the Apostles,
.... in the faith of confessors.


I bind myself...
.... to the power of heaven,
.... to the light of the sun,
.... to the brightness of the moon,
.... to the splendor of fire,
.... to the flashing of lightning,
.... to the swiftness of the wind,
.... to the depth of the sea,
.... to the stability of the earth,
.... to the firmness of rock.


I bind myself today...
.... to God's power to guide me,
.... to God's might to uphold me,
.... to God's wisdom to teach me,
.... to God's eye to watch over for me,
.... to God's ear to hear me,
.... to God's word to give me speech,
.... to God's hand that leads me,
.... to God's way that lies before me.


I bind myself today ...
.... to God's shield that protects me
.... from the snares of the devil,
.... and from everyone
.... who desires me ill, whether from
.... afar or near, alone or in multitude.


Christ with me.
Christ within me.
Christ before me.
Christ beside me.
Christ above me.
Christ beneath me.
Christ on my right.
Christ on my left.
Christ to win me.
Christ with me when I arise.
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ in quiet.
Christ in danger.
Christ in the heart of all who love me.
Christ in the mouth of friend and stranger.
Christ in the eye of everyone who sees me.
Christ is in the ear of everyone who hears me.


I bind myself today to the strong
virtue of Christ.

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THE BREASTPLATE OF ST. PATRICK


I arise today through a mighty strength,
the invocation of the Trinity,
through belief in the Threeness,
through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.

I arise today through the strength of Christ with His Baptism,
through the strength of His Crucifixion with His Burial
through the strength of His Resurrection with His Ascension,
through the strength of His descent for the Judgment of Doom.

I arise today through the strength of the love of Cherubim
in obedience of Angels, in the service of the Archangels,
in hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
in prayers of Patriarchs, in predictions of Prophets,
in preachings of Apostles, in faiths of Confessors,
in innocence of Holy Virgins, in deeds of righteous men.

I arise today, through the strength of Heaven:
light of Sun, brilliance of Moon, splendour of Fire,
speed of Lightning, swiftness of Wind, depth of Sea,
stability of Earth, firmness of Rock.

I arise today, through God's strength to pilot me:
God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me, God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me, God's hand to guard me,
God's way to lie before me, God's shield to protect me,
God's host to secure me:
against snares of devils, against temptations of vices,
against inclinations of nature, against everyone who
shall wish me ill, afar and anear, alone and in a crowd.

I summon today all these powers between me (and these evils):
against every cruel and merciless power that may oppose
my body and my soul,
against incantations of false prophets,
against black laws of heathenry,
against false laws of heretics, against craft of idolatry,
against spells of women [any witch] and smiths and wizards,
against every knowledge that endangers man's body and soul.
Christ to protect me today
against poison, against burning, against drowning,
against wounding, so that there may come abundance of reward.

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right,
Christ on my left, Christ in breadth, Christ in length,
Christ in height, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.

I arise today through a mighty strength,
the invocation of the Trinity,
through belief in the Threeness,
through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.
Salvation is of the Lord. Salvation is of the Lord.


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Links to other folks' pages

Saint Patrick's Life and Mission EXCELLENT! Don't Skip this one!
The Confession of St Patrick


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