Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A modern translation of Patrick's Prayer

I'm using excerpts from Sacred Signposts on my main blog, ruthjleamy.com, this week. I thought I would repost the version of St. Patrick's prayer that I used in the book, so it is handy right here.

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.

--Words attributed to St. Patrick, as used in Morning Prayer from Northumbria Community, Celtic Daily Prayer.