St Patrick, whose life we celebrate March 17th is one of my favourite Celtic saints. His prayers are particularly powerful tools to help us focus our faith and draw closer to God. Though St Patrick’s breastplate is the best know of these, there are others like this one that are equally as powerful.
May the Strength of God guide us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Angels of God guard us.
– Against the snares of the evil one.
May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!
May Thy Grace, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and forevermore. Amen.
St Patrick’s Prayer for the Faithful
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Thank you for sending this prayer. I was confirmed and baptized in the Episcopal Church on St, Patrick’s Day in 1991. I try to observe that occasion. I live in a city where people go all out for St. Patrick’s Day. Not me. I won’t be wearing green tomorrow. If I can find something white, I’ll wear that.
Once again, thank you for this prayer. I’m going to send it to a friend.
Your welcome Rosemary – like you I will not be wearing green. For me it is a time to remember the dedication and commitment of people like Patrick who helped to spread the gospel throughout Europe.