Breastplate of St. Patrick

Saint Theodora counted on the saints to pray her prayers with her. We can too. Following is a powerful prayer of protection attributed to St. Patrick. Why not call on St. Patrick today, the day we honor him. St. Patrick knew that if we hold Christ in and around us, all will be well.

The Breastplate of St. Patrick

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 in breadth, Christ in length,

Christ in height,

Christ in the mouth of everyone

who speaks to me,

Christ in the heart of everyone

who thinks of me,

Christ in every eye that sees me,

Christ in every ear that hears me.

I arise today

Through a mighty strength,

the invocation of the Trinity,

Through belief in the Threeness,

Through confession of the Oneness,

Of the Creator of Creation. Amen.

©2015, Mary K Doyle

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2 Responses to Breastplate of St. Patrick

  1. Sue H. says:

    Mary, my father gave me a printed copy of this prayer many years ago, and I never knew its true source until reading your blog today. Thank you for a happy memory and a powerful, inspiring prayer.

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