Godís strength to direct me, Godís might to uphold me, Godís wisdom to guide me, Godís eye to look before me, Godís ear to hear me, Godís word to speak to me, Godís hand to guard me, Godís way to lie before me, Godís shield to protect and save me.í ~St.Patrick
Shamrock is scarce this year because of the harsh winter and hard frosts. But a lack of shamrock won't dampen the significance of today and the impact of the celebrations taking place all over the world today. St.Patrick had great devotion to God and was always sensitive to Godís presence in creation. In todayís world where many people drift aimlessly in life, Patrick is a voice of hope. He took great confidence from Godís presence in his life. In his own personal writings he explains how prayer helped him with his own struggles. He talks about how he overcame seemingly impossible difficulties through prayer. Today the feast of St.Patrick is a day to celebrate all that is good in our lives and all around us. Itís a day to acknowledge Godís gentle presence in our lives. Itís a day to pause for a moment in prayer and like Patrick not to be afraid to ask God for guidance, direction and an abundance of blessings.