Every St. Patrick's Day, I love to read the testimony of this remarkable saint who brought the Gospel of Christ to Ireland. When he was about 16, Patrick was captured from his home in Great Britain, and taken as a slave to Ireland, where he lived for six years before escaping to the continent of Europe. It was in a European monastery where he heard the salvation message of Jesus. Once converted to Christ, he returned to northern and western Ireland, giving the Good News to tribal lords. And from there, the Christian message spread throughout that island nation! To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, my get-up girls and I memorized the prayer he was famous for (and you may want to memorize it, too)!
Christ behind me, and Christ in me,
Christ beneath me, and Christ above me,
Christ to my right, and Christ to my left,
Christ when I lie down, and Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mind of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me, and
Christ in every ear that hears me.
I arise today through your mighty strength,
The invocation of the Trinity,
Through believe in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness,
Of the Creator of creation.