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2020 has been an extraordinary year for everyone.   As we begin 2021 we all have HOPE.   Yet, that expectation of hope can also come with feelings of trepidation and concern of the unknown.

Take some time this week to listen to this video and connect with learning to, or re-affirming, trust in God.  The prayer is often known as 'St. Patrick's Breastplate'.

If you would like spend a little time in the church Prayer Garden, you can access this video link from there too.

I arise today through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, through a belief in the Threeness, through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.

I arise today, through the strength of Heaven; light of the Sun, splendor of Fire, speed of Lightning, swiftness of the Wind, depth of the Sea, stability of the Earth, firmness of the Rock.

I arise today, through God's strength to pilot me: God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me, God's eye to look before me, God's ear to hear me, God's word to speak for me, God's hand to guard me, God's way to lie before me, God's shield to protect me, God's hosts to save me: far and near, alone or in a multitude

Christ shield me today against wounding, 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 everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me.

I arise today through the mighty stength, of the Lord of creation.