Wednesday 9 November 2016

Prayer of the Day - Saint Patrick's Rune

Saint Patrick's Rune

All heaven with its power 
and the sun with its brightness, 
and the snow with its whiteness, 
and the fire with all the strength it hath- 
and lightning with its rapid wrath 
and the winds with their swiftness along their path. 
and the sea with its deepness, 
and the rocks with their steepness 
and the earth with its starkness- 
all these I place by God almighty help and grace 
between myself and the powers of darkness!

This prayer is from Madeline L'Engle's book A Swiftly Tilting Planet, I have learned other versions of this prayer over the years but this is still my favorite and a prayer I pray daily! You can see some other versions of it here. Today post election in the U.S. I can only offer a prayer.

Other articles about Saint Patrick:
The Confessions of Saint Patrick and Letter to Coroticus
Happy Saint Patricks Day 2012 With Saint Patrick Prayers
Patrick and The Fire - Cornelia Mary Bilinsky and Maggie Coburn
Twenty Tales of Irish Saint - Alice Curtayne
More Tales of Irish Saints - Alice Curtayne
The Secret of the Shamrock - Lisa M. Hendey and Jenn Bower
Brigid and the Butter - Pamela Love and Apryl Stott
Prayer of the day - Saint Patrick's Rune

The Trials of Saint Patrick.

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