Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick

Did you know he is the patron saint of engineers? Also the diocese of Sacramento, California. Also, and I love this, of excluded people. Personally, I think he should be the patron saint of non-traditional learners since he often expresses in his confession his sensitivity about his lack of education (what with being kidnapped and sold into slavery as a kid and all, he didn't have the traditional priestly education).

While it's still morning, I'll include this prayer of his.

As I arise today, may the strength of God pilot me, the power of God uphold me, the wisdom of God guide me. May the eye of God look before me, the ear of God hear me, the word of God speak for me. May the hand of God protect me, the way of God lie before me, the shield of God defend me, the host of God save me. May Christ shield me today...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 when I lie down, Christ when I sit, Christ when I stand, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me. Amen.

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

1 comment:

TexasRed said...

I had heard/read the end of this prayer, but not the beginning. Thank you.

Also, it cracks me up that he's the catch-all patron saint.