May the strength of God pilot us, may the wisdom of God instruct us, may the hand of God protect us, may the word of God direct us. Be always ours this day and for evermore.— Saint Patrick
The most interesting Saint Patrick quotes that will activate your desire to change
Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.
I arise today Through the strength of heaven: Light of sun Brilliance of moon Splendor of fire Speed of lightning Swiftness of wind Depth of sea Stability of earth Firmness of rock.
Never trust a dog to watch your food.
Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort me and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
Daily I expect to be murdered or betrayed or reduced to slavery if the occasion arises. But I fear nothing, because of the promises of heaven.
I pray to God to give me perseverance and to deign that I be a faithful witness to Him to the end of my life for my God.
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.
Let anyone laugh and taunt if he so wishes.
I am not keeping silent, nor am I hiding the signs and wonders that were shown to me by the Lord many years before they happened, who knew everything, even before the beginning of time.
He who believes shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be damned. God has spoken.
Christ before me, Christ behind me,Christ in me.
For after chastisement from God, and recognizing him, our way to repay him is to exalt him and confess his wonders before every nation under heaven.
Before I was humiliated I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall.
If I be worthy, I live for my God to teach the heathen, even though they may despise me.
I grieve for you, how I mourn for you, who are so very dear to me, but again I can rejoice within my heart, not for nothing have I labored, neither has my exile been in vain.
No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God's good pleasure; but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought, that - as is the perfect truth - it was the gift of God.
I am Patrick, a sinner, most uncultivated and least of all the faithful and despised in the eyes of many.
If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these peoples;
even though some of them still look down on me.
That which I have set out in Latin is not my words but the words of God and of apostles and prophets, who of course have never lied. He who believes shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be damned. God has spoken.
I am not ignorant of what is said of my Lord in the Psalm: "You destroy those who speak a lie." And again: "A lying mouth deals death to the soul." And likewise the Lord says in the Gospel: "On the day of judgment men shall render account for every idle word they utter."
Sufficient to say, greed is a deadly deed. You shall not covet your neighbor's goods.
I am certain in my heart that all that I am, I have received from God.
I am imperfect in many things, nevertheless I want my brethren and kinsfolk to know my nature so that they may be able to perceive my soul's desire.
So I live among barbarous tribes, a stranger and exile for the love of God.
If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God.
He [God] watched over me before I knew him, and before I learned sense or even distinguished between good and evil, and he protected me, and consoled me as a father would his son.
I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn.
I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain.
I am Patrick, yes a sinner and indeed untaught;
yet I am established here in Ireland where I profess myself bishop. I am certain in my heart that 'all that I am,' I have received from God. So I live among barbarous tribes, a stranger and exile for the love of God.
The Lord opened the understanding of my unbelieving heart, so that I should recall my sins.