St. Patrick’s Day prayer and a funny cartoon about the Trinity

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day (and my first St. Patrick’s in Savannah–while I avoid the downtown area), here is a prayer from Brother Patrick.  I used a portion of this in my benediction on Sunday.  Thanks Nadar Awad for sharing this prayer with me.

I bind to myself today

The strong virtue of the Invocation of the Trinity:I believe the Trinity in the Unity,The Creator of the Universe.


I bind to myself today
The virtue of the Incarnation of Christ with His Baptism,The virtue of His crucifixion with His burial, The virtue of His Resurrection with His Ascension,The virtue of His coming on the Judgment Day


I bind to myself today
In the hope of resurrection unto reward,In prayers of Patriarchs,
In predictions of Prophets,
In preaching of Apostles,
In faith of Confessors,
In deeds of righteous men


I bind to myself today
God’s Power to guide me,
God’s Might to uphold me,
God’s Wisdom to teach me,
God’s Eye to watch over me,
God’s Ear to hear me,
God’s Word to give me speech,
God’s Hand to guide me,
God’s Way to lie before me,
God’s Shield to shelter me,
God’s Host to secure me,
Against the snares of demons,
Against the seductions of vices,
Against the lusts of nature,
Against everyone who meditates injury to me,Whether far or near, Whether few or with many.


Christ, protect me today Against every poison, against burning,Against drowning, against death-wound,That I may receive abundant reward.

Christ with me, Christ before me,Christ behind me, Christ within me,Christ beneath me, Christ above me,Christ at my right, Christ at my left,Christ in the fort, Christ in the chariot seat, Christ in the deck, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks to me,Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.

Below is a humorous cartoon where Patrick explains the Trinity (I used this once in worship when I was in Michigan)


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