Daily Meditation for March 17, 2022

Today is the feast day of St. Patrick of Ireland. He lived in the fourth century, so details are obscure and the legends are large. However, we know that he wandered and ministered in Ireland for over 30 years, converting the nation. Here is a selection from one of his prayers:

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 shield to protect me.