Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day


Patrick was a Briton who lived in the years 389-461.  A former slave, Patrick took Ireland as his mission field.  Patrick devoted his life to the pursuit of destroying paganism and exalting the name of God in Ireland, tirelessly teaching the Irish people about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  No wonder this day is celebrated as the feast day of St. Patrick.



May Patrick's prayer encourage you today.

Christ, as a light
illumine and guide me.
Christ, as a shield
overshadow me.
Christ under me;
Christ over me;
Christ beside me
on my left and my right.
This day be within and without me,
lowly and meek, yet all-powerful.
Be in the heart of each to whom I speak;
in the mouth of each who speaks unto me.
This day be within and without me,
lowly and meek, yet all-powerful.
Christ as a light;
Christ as a shield;
Christ beside me
on my left and my right.

(Celtic Daily Prayer, Northumbria Community Trust. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2002, p. 18)

Happy St. Patrick's Day, friends.

8 comments:

Patrizia Papi said...

İt's my day too :))

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Richella!

Tamara said...

Thank you for sharing.. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!
Tamara

Debby Ray said...

Just beautiful...thank you for sharing this Happy St. Patrick's Day, Richella!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Richella! Jane

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, Yes he did honor The Lord with all he shared and taught! God Bless you!
Hugs, Roxy

heather gilmour said...

I didn't know the payer of St. Patrick. Beautiful post, thank you.

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Richella Parham said...

St. Patrick is such an inspiration! Hope you find the prayer a real help.

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