Sunday’s Blessing: I Arise Today
March 18, 2012, 5:23 pm
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Sunday’s blessing comes from our favorite patron Saint Patrick. He is known for many things some interesting like the fact that he is responsible for removing all the snakes from the land of Ireland. Others just make him into a reason to celebrate all things Irish. I found this information off wikipedia and thought it was a perfect blessing for today!

Also known as “St. Patrick’s Breastplate”, and “The Deer’s Cry”, this is a poem traditionally attributed to St. Patrick, though his authorship is not certain. It is quoted in many publications, including Christian Spirituality : Origins to the Twelfth Century (1986) by Bernard McGinn, Jean Leclercq, and John Meyendorff

I arise today

Through a mighty strength,
the invocation of the Trinity

Through belief in the threeness

Through confession of the Oneness
Towards the creator.

I arise today

Through the strength of heaven:

Light of sun

Brilliance of moon

Splendor of fire

Speed of lightning

Swiftness of wind

Depth of sea

Stability of earth

Firmness of rock.

I arise today

Through God’s strength to pilot me:

God’s might to uphold me,

God’s wisdom to guide me

God’s eye to look before me,

God’s ear to hear me,

God’s word to speak for me,

God’s hand to guard me,

God’s way to lie before me,

God’s host to secure me

against snares of devils

against temptations of vices

against inclinations of nature

against everyone who shall wish me ill,

afar and anear,

alone and in a crowd.

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 where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise

Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,

Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks 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 Thrones,

Through confession of the Oneness

Towards the Creator.


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Thank you once again, for something wonderful on a Monday morning x

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Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and make a comment. I am glad it touched your heart on a Monday!

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