belated

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I know it’s 2 days late and I made a video about it, but i’m not through with St. Patrick’s Day yet. That day I watched Good Morning America as usual. Diane Sawyer brought up the fact that Obama is Irish. As if she could hear chuckling across the country, she said something like, “No really. Through his mother’s lineage…” That’s kinda how I always felt as a kid. Like, I know everyone’s a little Irish today, but I’m REALLY Irish everyday. You just don’t see it.

 

Also, I really love St. Patrick’s prayer. I used to say it every morning. Not when I was a kid, but like 4 or 5 years ago. Here it is…

 

I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me;
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s hosts to save me
Afar and anear,
Alone or in a mulitude.

Christ shield me today
Against wounding
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.

I arise today
Through the mighty strength
Of the Lord of creation.

 

 

That’s the part I used to say anyway. There’s more depending on the version you’re reading.

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7 thoughts on “belated

  1. Okay….I sure didn’t know that there was a St. Patrick’s Day prayer. You remembered all of that? I guess it’s just as easy to remember that as we remember the Lord’s Prayer. This also sheds light on the fact that the holiday is not all about drinking alcohol all day long. Ignorant folks (such as myself) thought this
    was what the holiday was pretty much all about…(i’m hiding under the covers with shame). Thanks for enlightening me :)

  2. hey tiff. the st patricks day prayer was beautiful i really enjoy reading it thanks for posting. when i was little i remember always making leprechaun hats in elementary school. and wearing green of course. and trying to find four leaf clovers on the playgrounds. good times. i loved st patricks day! i also am fascinated by irish riverdance. i love it!! they had dancers come on the “dancing with the stars” show. and it was great. i also remember of being horrified when i saw the horror movie in 1993 “Leprechaun” when i was four. which scared the shit out of me.! lol! i hate that movie still. lol

  3. lol! i never saw that movie, but loved those fun activities at school too. and i think there were cookies or some kind of green treats involved. good times :)

  4. well, it’s not a st. patrick’s day prayer exactly. it’s a prayer that st. patrick wrote. it’s not that hard to remember :)
    i think a lot of people see it as a drinking holiday. i’m not a big drinker, so that aspect doesn’t appeal to me at all.

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