Christ Be With Me

Saint Patrick

Passages for Meditation

May the strength of God pilot me,
the power of God preserve me today.
May the wisdom of God instruct me,
the eye of God watch over me,
the ear of God hear me,
the word of God give me sweet talk,
the hand of God defend me,
the way of God guide me.

Christ be with me.
Christ before me.
Christ after me.
Christ in me.
Christ under me.
Christ over me.
Christ on my right hand.
Christ on my left hand.
Christ on this side.
Christ on that side.
Christ at my back.

Christ in the head of everyone to whom I speak.
Christ in the mouth of every person who speaks to me.

Christ in the eye of every person who looks at me.
Christ in the ear of every person who hears me today.

St. Patrick (373?-493?) is a Christian saint, credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. This passage is published in Easwaran’s spiritual anthologies, “God Makes the Rivers to Flow” and “Timeless Wisdom.” The audio recording is by Eknath Easwaran.