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a little uplift for everyone :)

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by kimber1, Mar 10, 2004.

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  1. kimber1

    kimber1 mean people suck

    In Relationship
    We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today?
  2. InnerPhyre

    InnerPhyre Well-Known Member

    Eastern Orthodox
    That's great! Thanks. I just started DLing Irish music from ITunes to prep for St Patty's day :)
  3. Credo

    Credo broken

    St Patrick's Breastplate
    Faed Fiada

    I bind me today,
    God's might to direct me,
    God's power to protect me,
    God's wisdom for learning,
    God's eye for discerning,
    God's ear for hearing,
    God's word for my clearing.

    God's hand for my cover,
    God's path to pass over,
    God's buckler to guard me,
    God's army to ward me,
    Against snares of the devil,
    Against vice's temptation,
    Against wrong inclination,
    Against men who plot evil,
    Anear, or afar, with many or few.

    Christ near,
    Christ here,
    Christ be with me,
    Christ beneath me,
    Christ within me,
    Christ behind me,
    Christ over me,
    Christ before me.

    Christ in the left and the right,
    Christ hither and thither,
    Christ in the sight,
    Of each eye that shall seek me,
    In each ear that shall hear,
    In each mouth that shall speak me, - Christ not the less,
    In each heart I address.

    I bind me today on the Triune - I call,
    With faith in the Trinity - Unity - God over all.
  4. kimber1

    kimber1 mean people suck

    In Relationship
    not to derail my own thread but i could use some Catholic help in the CB about now :)
  5. patriarch

    patriarch Senior Member

    This is glorious! A number of years ago I ran across this version in a history of the Irish race, made copies, put a shamrock in the corner and put it on the bulletin boards in our complex for St. Patrick's day. I was sick unto death of "Irish day"- the secularization of even St. Patrick's Day

    David and Stephanie were maybe five and seven at the time, and I thought it might be nice to use it for our night prayer for a few days. After a few days the kids said, "Hey Dad, could we memorize this?" I thought they were putting me on! But no, they were serious. That was our family night prayer for years, and what a wonderful prayer it was for us. Glory, o glory, o glory! For those years I thank you from the bottom of my heart, O Lord!

  6. InnerPhyre

    InnerPhyre Well-Known Member

    Eastern Orthodox
    The Irish absolutely write the best blessings and prayers.

    May you live as long as you want
    And not want as long as you live

  7. nyj

    nyj Goodbye, my puppy

    Here is a longer version of St. Patrick's Breastplate (FĂ eth Fiada - Deer's Cry)

    I arise today
    • in a mighty strength,
      calling upon the Trinity,
      believing in the Three Persons
      saying they are One
      thanking my Creator.
    I arise today
    • strengthened by Christ?s own baptism
      made strong by his crucifixion and his burial
      made strong by his resurrection and his ascension
      made strong by his descent to meet me on the day of doom.
    I arise today
    • strengthened by cherubims? love of God
      by obedience of all angels
      by service of archangels
      by hope in reward of my resurrection
      by prayers of the fathers
      by predictions of prophets
      by preachings of apostles
      by the faith of confessors
      by shyness of holy virgins:
      by deeds of all holy men.
    I arise today
    • through strength in the sky:
      light of sun
      moon?s reflection
      dazzle of fire
      speed of lightning
      wild wind
      deep sea
      firm earth
      hard rock.
    I arise today
    • with God?s strength to pilot me:
      God?s might to uphold me
      God?s wisdom to guide me
      God?s eye to look ahead for me
      God?s ear to hear me
      God?s word to speak for me
      God?s hand to defend me
      God?s way to lie before me
      God?s shield to protect me
      God?s host to safeguard me:
      • against devil?s traps
        against attraction of sin
        against pull of nature
        against all who wish me ill
        near and far
        and in a crowd.

    I summon all these powers to protect me -
    • against every cruel and wicked power that stands against me
      body and soul
      against false prophet?s wild words
      against dark ways of heathen
      against false laws of heretics
      against magic and idolatry
      against spells of smiths, witches and wizards
      against every false lore that snares body and soul.
    Christ protect me today
    • against poison, against burning
      against drowning, against wounding
      so that I may come to enjoy your rich reward.
    Christ ever with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me
    Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me
    Christ to my right side, Christ to my left
    Christ in his breadth, Christ in his length, Christ in depth
    Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me
    Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks to me
    Christ in every eye that sees me
    Christ in every ear to hears me.

    I arise today
    • in mighty strength
      making in my mouth the Trinity
      believing in mind Three Persons
      confessing in heart they are One
      thanking my Creator. Salvation is from the Lord
      Salvation is from the Lord
      Salvation is from Christ
      May your salvation
      Three Lords
      Be always with us.
  8. nyj

    nyj Goodbye, my puppy

    The story goes that St. Patrick and several followers of his were to go to a nearby town to preach, however the local lord, in league with the druids, was opposed to St. Patrick and meant to kill him and his followers before they could enter the town and convert it. They therefore set up an ambush in the local woods.

    The night before going to the town, St. Patrick was given this prayer and his followers and he prayed it. That morning, as they walked through the forest, they were followed by a small fawn. They walked straight through the ambush, untouched and unseen, and converted the town to Christianity. All the ambushers saw was the small fawn bleating away merrily as it frolicked through the woods.
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