of and to St. Patrick
the Breastplate of St. Patrick
may the strength of God pilot me,
the power of God uphold me,
the wisdom of God guide me.
May the eye of God look before me,
the ear of God hear me,
the word of God speak for me.
May the hand of God protect me,
the way of God lie before me,
the shield of God defend me,
the host of God save me.
May Christ shield me today.
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 when I lie down, Christ when I sit,
Christ when I stand,
Christ in the heart of everyone who
thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who
speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
to St. Patrick, Patron of Ireland
Dear St. Patrick,
in your humility you called yourself a
but you became a most successful
and prompted countless pagans
to follow the Saviour.
Many of their descendents in turn
spread the Good News in numerous foreign
Through your powerful intercession with
obtain the missionaries we need
to continue the work you began.
O God, Who
didst vouchsafe to send Thy Confessor and
Bishop, Blessed Patrick, to preach Thy
glory to the nations, grant, through his
merits and intercession, that what Thou
dost command us to do, we may, by Thy
mercy, be enabled to perform. Through our
Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth
and reigneth with Thee in the unity of
the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
CHAPLET OF ST PATRICK
Prayer on the
Medal: The Apostle's Creed
Each of the 12 Green Beads: Say
1 Glory Be, then:
Through the intercession of St.
Patrick, may God Almighty strenghen
my faith, and grant the grace of
faith for others. Amen.
Prayer: The Breastplate of St.
Christ as a light,
Illumine and guide me!
Christ as a shield, o'ershadow and cover
Christ be under me! Christ be over me!
Christ be beside me, On the left hand and
Christ be before me, behind me, about me;
Christ this day be within and without me!
Patrick's Breastplate (ca.
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.
with me, Christ within me, Christ behind
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 the hearts of
all that love me,
Christ in the mouth of friend and
I bind unto
myself the Name, 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
I bind myself to 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 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, few or
Read St. Patrick's
in the Catholic Online Saints Index.
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