Thursday, March 17, 2016

Words & Prayers: Attributed to St. Patrick


I bind unto myself today







I bind unto myself today

the strong Name of the Trinity,

by invocation of the same,
the Three in One, and One in Three.



I bind this day to me for ever,

by power of faith, Christ's Incarnation;

his baptism in Jordan river;
his death on cross for my salvation;
his bursting from the spic├Ęd tomb;
his riding up the heavenly way;
his coming at the day of doom:
I bind unto myself today.

I bind unto myself the power
of the great love of cherubim;
the sweet "Well done" in judgment hour;
the service of the seraphim;
confessors' faith, apostles' word,
the patriarchs' prayers, the prophets' scrolls;
all good deeds done unto the Lord,
and purity of virgin souls.

I bind unto myself today 
the virtues of the starlit heaven
the glorious sun's life-giving ray,
the whiteness of the moon at even,
the flashing of the lightning free,
the whirling wind's tempestuous shocks,
the stable earth, the deep salt sea,
around the old eternal rocks.

I bind unto myself today
the power of God to hold and lead,
his eye to watch, his might to stay,
his ear to hearken, to my need;
the wisdom of my God to teach,
his hand to guide, his shield to ward;
the word of God to give me speech,
his heavenly host to be my guard.



Christ be with me, 

Christ within me,

Christ behind me,
Christ before me,
Christ beside me,
Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort 
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 and stranger.



I bind unto myself today

the strong Name of the Trinity,

by invocation of the same,
the Three in One, and One in Three.
Of whom all nature hath creation,
eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
praise to the Lord of my salvation,
salvation is of Christ the Lord.








Words: attributed to St. Patrick (372-466);

trans. Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895), 1889



Prayer for the Faithful by Saint Patrick





May the Strength of God guide us.

May the Power of God preserve us.

May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Angels of God guard us.
- Against the snares of the evil one. 

May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all! 

May Thy Grace, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and forevermore.

Amen.







May our Saint be like a lamp, dispelling the darkness of ignorance.
& May the Light of the Lord always guide you ...now & forever......

I wish You All Blessings of Love, Light & Peace this St. Patrick's Day
~Jai Krishna Ponnappan

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