Guinness, Whistles, and Prayers

I included this photo for no particular reason.
Yes, I’m a geek. Thanks for asking.

Well, I wanted to take a bit of a break today, I hear I might be able to find some green beer lying around somewhere. So just for your entertainment, I’m throwing up a little video my mother took while she was up on her visit a few months ago while we were at the beach.

The sound isn’t great, and the wind stole a few notes, but heck, if you’ve had a couple of green beers yourself, you won’t even notice. If not, my mother’s mad camera skills will make you feel like you have!

Yes, those are my beautiful daughters dancing in the background, as they are wont to do. Enjoy!

Not to leave St Patrick out of the day though, I wanted to share you one of my favorite prayers. It just so happens to be:

The Breastplate of St. Patrick 
(Seriously abridged to include only my favorite parts)

I bind to myself today
The strong virtue of the Invocation of the Trinity:
I believe the Trinity in the Unity
The Creator of the Universe.

I bind to myself today
The virtue of the Incarnation of Christ with His Baptism,
The virtue of His crucifixion with His burial,
The virtue of His Resurrection with His Ascension,
The virtue of His coming on the Judgement Day.

I bind to myself today
God’s Power to guide me,
God’s Might to uphold me,
God’s Wisdom to teach me,
God’s Eye to watch over me,
God’s Ear to hear me,
God’s Word to give me speech,
God’s Hand to guide me,
God’s Way to lie before me,
God’s Shield to shelter me,
God’s Host to secure me,

Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me, Christ within me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ at my right, Christ at my left,
Christ when I arise
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks to me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

I bind to myself today
The strong virtue of an invocation of the Trinity,
I believe the Trinity in the Unity
The Creator of the Universe.

Saint Patrick, Pray for us.
And have a blessed St. Patrick’s Day!

Sign above door at the Guinness Storehouse
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