St. Patrick’s Breastplate Prayer

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  The following prayer is attributed to St. Patrick.  According to tradition, St. Patrick wrote it in 433 A.D. for divine protection.  The prayer is timely this St. Patrick’s Day 2020 as we are so in need of divine protection.

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
Of the Creator of creation
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 host to save me.
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in 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 everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks to me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

I arise today
Through a mighty strength.


Written by John V. Clark, President/Partner
The James Company
Phone: (815) 353-8997