A Prayer of Blessing for St. Patrick’s Day
By Debbie McDaniel
“For the Lord God is a solar and protect; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good factor does He withhold from those that stroll uprightly.” Ps. 84:11
In 433 A.D., historical past tells us that St. Patrick was praying for God’s divine safety in his work and ministry in Eire whereas going through highly effective enemies. He wrote this prayer known as St. Patrick’s Breastplate, which continues to be extensively identified and recited right now.
God quickly opened the door for him to share Christ with the Irish King Laoghaire and his topics, and allowed him to be part of bringing them out paganism’s darkish maintain to the saving energy of Jesus Christ. St. Patrick was a person who knew a lot about darkness, hardship, and enemy territory. He had spent years in slavery after being kidnapped by pirates at age 16. And it was in these years that he later tells how he realized in regards to the Mighty energy of God’s Presence and prayer.
The lifetime of St. Patrick is such an instance to us nonetheless right now, that even within the darkest of instances, God’s Sovereignty shines over His folks. He can’t assist however to return to our help. He can’t assist however to bless us and let His favor encompass our lives. As a result of He’s a superb and loving God. And nothing escapes His discover. He watches over all, and we are able to belief that our lives and circumstances are held securely in His arms.
“As I come up right now,
might the energy of God pilot me,
the facility of God uphold me,
the knowledge of God information me.
Might the attention of God look earlier than me,
the ear of God hear me,
the phrase of God converse for me.
Might the hand of God shield me,
the best way of God lie earlier than me,
the protect of God defend me,
the host of God save me.
Might Christ protect me right now.
Christ with me, Christ earlier than me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my proper, Christ on my left,
Christ once I lie down, Christ once I sit, Christ once I stand,
Christ within the coronary heart of everybody who thinks of me,
Christ within the mouth of everybody who speaks of me,
Christ in each eye that sees me,
Christ in each ear that hears me.
We thanks that your presence is highly effective and actual even right now. We thank that your Phrase reminds us time and again, that you’re all the time with us. Thanks that you just go earlier than us, and that you just cowl us from behind. Thanks for the present of your Spirit, that you just reside inside us, bringing life and peace. Thanks on your safety over us, that you just encompass our lives as a protect. Thanks on your grace and favor, on your blessings and love that you just so graciously shine over your folks. We glance to you right now, our Lord and Savior, our Rock and Redeemer. Our belief and safety are in you alone. Although issues might usually really feel unsure round us, although struggles might mount up and we really feel like we’re going through enemy floor, although darkness tries exhausting to steal our pleasure away, we select to relaxation in you. Thanks Lord that you’re our agency basis. We stroll in your energy and victory, as you pave out our paths, and lead our approach. We reward you that you just bless us and maintain us, that you just make your face shine over us. We love you Lord. We maintain on to your reality, and depend on your presence in us, and round us.
In Jesus’ Identify,
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