Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Patrick's Day

Prayer to Saint Patrick

O Blessed Apostle of Ireland, glorious Saint Patrick,
many centuries ago you converted Ireland to Christ.
Receive my grateful and heartfelt prayers today
and intercede for me and for those I love.

I unite my prayers to those of all your spiritual children,
turning confidently to God through the ages.
May I begin anew at this moment to love God with all my heart
and serve him with all my strength.

Gain for me that missionary spirit
which inspired you to work for the gospel.
Open my heart to charity for all the poor
that they may find joy and relief
and give glory to God with all the saints.

Amen.

1 comment:

suaso said...

I see someone's been to the Belmont Abbey basilica...

;-)