Over 1600 years ago a young shepherd was taken from England and forced to work in Ireland. He was able to escape and go back home. But God called him back to the island of his servitude.
The man we have come to know as St. Patrick brought Christianity to the entire island. It was not easy. But he persevered with God’s help.
March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day. May you be blessed by this prayer attributed to him.
“Christ be with me, Christ within me
Christ behind me, Christ before me
Christ beside me, Christ to win me
Christ to comfort me and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger
Christ in hearts of all that love me
Christ in mouth of friend or stranger.”