Happy St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is always a fun day. Dressing in green, eating green treats, or maybe drinking a good Irish ale. I love it especially because the majority of my heritage is Irish and it’s a joy to celebrate where we came from …BUT… aside from all the crazy parties and parades that have come to mark this day, I have a dear love for the man we celebrate who brought Christ to the people of my past. My favorite prayer of his has a special place in my heart and encourages me each year as I remember and I try to realign my heart to its refrain:

“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 down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man 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.”

― St. Patrick

-Lauren Warren
TLC Community Blog