One of my favorite days and favorite historical persons is Saint Patrick and his feast day is March 17. I feel that I connect with Patrick on many levels — from the way he lived life, to some of the ways that he, by faith, came to understand and know and believe in God. My Scot-Irish background also plays a big part of of why I have enjoyed studying and reading Patrick a bit more closely — whether his legacy or his legend.
In today’s From the Touchline episode, I look at a couple stories from Patrick’s life and share one or two of my own. At the close, is a reading of the Breastplate of Saint Patrick, also known as the Lorica of Patrick. It is a long prayer, but one in which a person prays for the power and protection of Jesus to be with them no matter what may be faced. It is a good prayer for us to know today — much of scripture is woven into the prayer.
Here are some helpful links for today’s episode:
- Ephesians 6:13
- Breastplate of Saint Patrick (trans. CF Alexander)
- Lorica of Saint Patrick
- More on Saint Patrick and Saint Patrick’s Breastplate
From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).
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