Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Praying with St. Patrick

Green and purple are interesting together -- if done thoughtfully, now -- so this Celtic-inspired Abbess thought it might be good for us to pray with our brother, St. Patrick, on his day!

A Prayer of St. Patrick

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.



Janet Woodlock said...

I love purple and green togther... think violets! They're nearly opposite on the colour wheel, so very vibrant together. I think you and St. Patrick go well together!

Love the prayer...

Are all your bits mending together well after your fall?

AbiSomeone said...

Thank you, Janet...I'm down to just a little pink scar across my eyebrow and the tiniest bits of bone bruise pain if the bruises are pressed firmly. So, it's going well!

Yes -- love violets! :^)

Bless you, sister!

Diane said...

Hi Peggy.

I too love purple and green together and I LOVE the St. Patrick's poem. Thanks for thinking of that! And glad you are mending.


AbiSomeone said...

Diane...and Janet!

I'm laughing about this whole purple and green thing because of the logo for CovenantClusters: a grape cluster! LOL!

The Prayer reminds me of the writings of Madeline L'Engle, with her Celtic themes....