be the center of EVERYTHING we do. It's the daily challenge, the daily struggle to live the life of Christ in our own lives. Something I fail to do every single day! But the goal to live for Christ is clear here and I try to keep it my goal even though it can be so hard to do. This prayer acknowledges that we can't do
it alone. That we need Christ all around us, at all times, and in all things.
I also hear in this prayer God telling us that He is with us. He is all around us. He never abandons us and is guarding us and guiding us on the journey of life. In the simple, unassuming moments of our day, He is there. It's a prayer that calls upon the power of Christ to uphold and protect us. It's originally a prayer for protection on a journey. Well, we are always on a journey and it's the direction we are headed that matters. So amidst the celebration of this day, it's a time to reflect which way the arrow of our life is pointed. Is it pointing towards God? Do we keep Christ near us? Or do we still think we don't
really need Him.
So today, I pray for the grace to become a better person. To let Christ into my life, all around me. To make Him my center. I pray for all of my friends (new and old) and for my family... And I ask God's abundant blessing on you and yours this day! May nothing but good things come your way!!
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!
"Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me. Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger." (Saint Patrick's Breastplate)