Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I Arise Today

The Prayer of St. Patrick

I arise today
Through God's strength to pilot me;
God's might to uphold me,
God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me,
God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me,
God's hand to guard me,
God's way to lie before me,
God's shield to protect me,
God's hosts to save me
Afar and anear,
Alone or in a mulitude.

Christ shield me today
Against wounding
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 down,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.

I arise today
Through the mighty strength
Of the Lord of creation

This is my prayer for today as well.God bless everyone and have a great St. Patricks day!

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. (Isaiah 60:1)


xinex said...

Amen to that, Debra!We are planning to have another get together in Natchez this summer. Would you be interested? I am thinking maybe 1 Sat in June, maybe the 12th or the 19th. We would love for you to be present too....Christine

Andrea said...

Beautiful, Debra! Such inspirational and encouraging words for this Wednesday! Jesus is all we need!

Thank you.

Blessings, and much love,


They call me "Deb" said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Susan said...

Christ everywhere!!!! How beautiful and how wonderful that truth is.

jennifer said...

Beautiful! Christ alone.

Have a wonderful St. Patty's Day.

Mimi said...

Oh Debra!!!! I love those new pics of your little treasures!!!! They are so cute and adorable!!!! I love it!!!! aren't grands just the best!!!!You have a very Blessed lap and a heart full of love!!!!
Happy St. Patrick's DAY TO YOU!!!!
love those words!!!!

Maxine said...

And to you, Debra! What wonderful words to encourage us all!

Grayquill said...

That has to be the nicest thing I have read all day. St Patrick was a smart fellow.

Grayquill said...

Opps...I almost for got - here is a pinch - no green.


Happy day after St. Patrick's Day.

goodnightgram said...

It's still so beautiful to read, isn't it? Thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

What a wonderful prayer. Amen!

Colleen said...

I have always loved this prayer. Thank you!