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St. Patrick's Prayer/San Patricio
St. Patrick's Prayer/ La Oración de San Patricio

St. Patrick (387-Mar.17, 493) was captured  at age sixteen by Irish slave raiders and enslaved for six years in Ireland.  During this time he became a Christian (he had been raised in a Christian home, but had not yet given his life to Christ).  He escaped Ireland, studied in a monastery, and was sent as a missionary Bishop to the Irish people (432 A.D.?), who converted from Druidism to Christianity.  The best telling of the story of St. Patrick is found in the book: How the Irish Saved Civilization (Book Review).  Read Patrick's own words in his Confession, in his Letter to Coroticus, and in his "Breastplate" Prayer .  This version of St. Patrick's Breastplate is from the book, Celtic Prayers by Robert Van De Weyer.

Other Website: St. Patrick's "Breastplate" Prayer ("I Arise Today...") with  accompanying Slideshow & Celtic Music.

I gird myself today with the might of Heaven
The rays of the sun,
The beams of the moon,
The glory of fire,
The speed of wind,
The depth of sea,
The stability of earth,
The hardness of rock.
I gird myself today with the power of God:
God's strength to comfort 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 lead me
God's way to lie before me,
God's shield to protect me
God's angels to save me
From the snares of the Devil,
From temptations to sin,
From all who wish me ill,
Both far and near,
Alone and with others.
May Christ guard me today
From poison and fire,
From drowning and wounding
So my mission may bear
Fruit in abundance.
Christ behind and before me,
Christ beneath and above me,
Christ with me and in me,
Christ around and about me,
Christ on my left and my right,
Christ when I rise in the morning,
Christ when I lie down at night,
Christ in each heart that thinks of me,
Christ in each mouth that speaks of me,
Christ in each eye that sees me,
Christ in each ear that hears me.
I arise today
Through the power of the Trinity.
Through faith in the threeness,
Through trust in the oneness,
Of the Maker of earth,
And the Maker of heaven.

San Patricio...

Este día me escucho yo mismo con el poder del cielo
La salida del sol,
El ocultar de la luna,
La gloria de fuego
La velocidad del viento,
La profundidad del mar,
La establidad de la tierra
La dureza de las rocas. 

Este día escucho con el poder de Dios:
Dios me estrecha para consolarme
Dios me mantiene arriba
Dios quiere guiarme
Los ojos de Dios miraron antes que yo
Dios escucho de mí
Dios habla para m
La mano de Dios me guía,
El lugar de Dios es ante
El escudo de Dios me protege.
Los Angeles de Dios me salvan,
De la trampa de el Diablo
De la tentación del pecado
De todo quien me desea,
lejos y cerca
Solo y con otros.

Cristo me cuida hoy
Del veneno y fuego
De mis ahogos y mis heridas,
Para que mi misi
ón pueda
rendir fruto en abundancia.
Cristo está detr
á s y antes de mí
Cristo está debajo y encima de mí,
Cristo está conmigo y en mí,
Cristo está alrededor y cerca de mí,
Cristo en mi izquierda y mi derecha,
Cristo cuando yo me levanto en las ma
Cristo cuando yo me acuesto en la noche,
Cristo en cada corazón que piensa por mí,
Cristo en cada boca que habla de mí,
Cristo en cada ojo que me mira.
Cristo en cada oreja que me escucha.

Yo me levanto hoy
a través del poder de la Trinidad.
a través de la creencia en la Trinidad
a través de la confianza en la unidad

De los hechos del corazón
Y los hechos del cielo.

Creation date: Mar 1, 2006 7:32am     Last modified date: Mar 13, 2009 5:19pm   Last visit date: Sep 24, 2023 10:54pm
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Tom Carr (penpaint)
Thanks for the great Irish history. Back in those days there were many millions of white slaves, and it it very interesting to learn what he had to do to escape his slavery. Thanks for sharing
Mar 18, 2008  ( 1 comment )  
Oscar Galvan (oscar)
It's all ready suegrita, the translation doesn't have any mistakes.  Beautiful prayer.
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