Prayer of St. Patrick
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 when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
It is believed that St. Patrick made the mark of a Latin cross through a circle and blessed the stone, making the first Celtic cross.
Have your child color the cross above, then cut and fold for an Irish prayer card to keep or share with family and friends.