I found this in a book I was reading today… thought I would share.
“Most poeple assume that Saint Patrick is from Ireland. This is not true. St. Patrick was actually kidnapped as a teen from his native land of Britain and forced to be a slave for six years in Ireland. During his captivity, his job was tending sheep. he spent many hours each day in prayer. By the time he escaped back to Britain, he was no longer a self-centered aristocratic child. He had become a man sold out for the cause of Christ. Severeal years later, he returned as a missionary to Ireland and lived out his life winning that country to Christ.
… he made the choice to worship God and trust His plan.
From the Breastplace of Saint Patrick
Christ shield me this 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 life,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every person who thinks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.”
… to be sold out for the cause of Christ. Powerful words for sure. I pray that perhaps in the remainder of my days, I will be able to continue to work towards that. Lord, let there be less of me and more of you each and every day.