Irish Blessing on St. Patrick’s Day


St. Patricks Day is coming up in a few weeks and WallPressions would like to send this Irish Blessing your way, may God bless you and keep you through your journey.

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

This traditional Irish Blessing originated from the Celtic culture which was actually an ancient Celtic prayer. Describing one's journey in life and how God provide's blessings throughout your individual journey. The prayer's hope is that your journey may not be difficult, with obstacles and hurdles in your path.

Celtic literature uses images of nature and everyday life to depict how God interacts with His people. In this specific prayer; wind, sun and rain are used to show God's provision. One may conclude that the wind represents the Spirit of God, the sun represents His tender mercies and the rain represents God's provision.

Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from Heaven. Luke 1:78


A few fun facts...

What is St Patrick's Day known for?

Saint Patrick is known as the patron saint of Ireland. Although he was not born Irish, he has become an important part of the Irish heritage, mostly through his service across Ireland in the 5th century, as a Christian missionary, credited with converting Ireland to Christianity in AD 400's.

Why do you have to wear green on St Patrick's Day?

On St. Patrick's Day it is customary to wear shamrocks and/or green clothing or accessories because St. Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish.

What was the original color of St Patrick's Day?

A particular blue hue was known as St. Patrick blue for hundreds of years, however, green became the color of St Patrick's Day over time as the holiday was used to highlight Irish nationalism.

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