St. Patrick’s Day

“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 every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me.”

~ a prayer of St. Patrick

My thanks to Nan McCullough for sharing some great ideas to use the life of St. Patrick as a topic today. Nan has ideas how to do this if you have a guest over for dinner.

It’s probably too late for you to invite someone over and plan that all out if you are reading this on the day I am posting, March 17th. However, take a moment and familiarize yourself with this early missionary.

You can check out two articles about Saint Patrick on Wikipedia and on the History Channel site. You might also be interested in some quotes from Saint Patrick at WikiQuote and another site.

Are you back? Good. Now prayerfully be prepared to talk about St. Patrick, leading in to a conversation about Jesus. Write a comment here to let us know who you were able to talk to.

A Celtic cross in Birmingham, England


  • Saint Patrick’s Day has been celebrated more than 1400 years by the Irish. Read more here about missionary work in Ireland today.
  • The photo is copyrighted to Mike and Sus Schmitt. We found this Celtic cross in a church yard in Birmingham, England.

One thought on “St. Patrick’s Day

  1. I asked Debbie, a new employee at the fitness center, about her green earrings. She isn’t Irish, but just wearing some green for the day. When I asked her if she knew anything about St. Patrick, she didn’t know anything, so I told her a bit of what I had learned about him. I plan to pick up the conversation with her when I see her again.


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