Wednesday 17 March 2021

My Saint Patrick’s Day Prayer 2021

My Saint Patrick’s Day Prayer 2021

Mary, you are our mother, and mother of the hermitage, mother of the home and family. Pray that we will be instruments of the Spirit. Pray that we will know when to act and when to wait, when to speak and when to be silent. Teach us how to listen and to know the voice of God in our hearts. Teach us to listen to the Holy Spirit’s and our guardian angels promptings.

We ask you to intercede with your son Jesus on our behalf and on behalf of all those who have asked for our prayers.  

Mother of Mercy, we ask you to help us in Jesus’ name to live more deeply, forgive more readily, and so follow that narrow way and enter that narrow gate which leads to eternal life.

Jesus, you know me better than I know myself. You know my hurts, my fears, my doubts, my sins. Without you, Lord, I am not fine. But with you in my life, I don’t need to forget my past, ignore my present, or fear the future. With confidence in your great love for me, I run to you for help and healing. I need you today and always, Jesus. You alone can undo what has become knotted in me and my life.

Saint Joseph, help us turn to you, to seek your protection. 

Saint Patrick, pray for us.
Saint Bridget, pray for us.
Saint Columba, pray for us.
Saint Josemaria Escriva, pray for us.
Saint Edmond Arrowsmith, pray for us.
Saint John Ogilvie, pray for us.
Saint Vincent Pallotti, pray for us.
Saint Philomena, pray for us.
Saint Damien of Molokai, pray for us.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us.
Saint Gemma Galgani, pray for us.
Blessed Don Alvaro del Portillo, pray for us.
Blessed Carlo Acutis, pray for us.
Father Emil Kapaun, pray for us.
Father Vincent R. Capodanno, pray for us.
Father William Doyle, pray for us.
Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, Pray for us.

I have several prayers I try and pray every day. I also have a list of people I pray for. Often when someone asks specifically for prayer, I created an email reminder to pop up at the same time each day, so that I will pray for that intention. Sometimes it is weeks, sometimes months, and occasionally even years. This pray I wrote for today based on some of my daily prayers. And yes pieces of the prayer above are drawn from some of the Prayers of the Day I have posted, but been rewritten to fit together and be my prayer this day.

Steven R. McEvoy
March 17th 2021

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