Thursday 12 April 2018

Prayer to Saint Brigid of Ireland - Prayer of the Day

Prayer to Saint Brigid of Ireland

Saint Brigid,
You were a woman of peace.
You brought harmony where there was conflict.
You brought light to the darkness.
You brought hope to the downcast.
May the mantle of your peace cover those who are troubled and anxious,
And may peace be firmly rooted in our hearts and in our world.
Inspire us to act justly and to reverence all God has made.
Brigid you were a voice for the wounded and the weary.
Strengthen what is weak within us.
Calm us into a quietness that heals and listens.
May we grow each day into greater wholeness in mind, body and spirit.

With a hat tip to Catholic Fire! I have been praying this prayer over my daughters since I encountered it in the article about this saint. Having a mixed Irish and Scottish ancestry, I have always known nuns and priests who evoked the three, Saint Patrick, Saint Columba, and Saint Brigid. I have said variations on Saint Patrick's Rune or Breastplate going on twenty years now. I have enjoyed adding this one to my litany of prayers. And I found 2 other prayers to Saint Brigid that are great prayers.

If you want to read some more about Irish saints check out:
Saints Alive Volume II - Celtic Paths - Andrew M. Seddon

Books by Alice Curtayne:
Saint Brigid of Ireland
Saint Anthony of Padua
Saint Columcille: the Dove of the Church 
St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland
Lough Derg: St. Patrick's Purgatory
Twenty Tales of Irish Saints
More Tales of Irish Saints

Irish Saints for Boys and Girls

Booklets by Alice Curtayne:
(Catholic Truth Society)
Saint Philomena
Saint Brigid, The Mary of Ireland

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