I love the Saint Patrick’s prayer. It is such a beautiful reminder of how God’s love surrounds us!
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.
To make this shamrock garland or wreath, you can cut out shamrock shapes and copy lines of the prayer onto each one. If you would like a printable version, please visit our Etsy shop. (Your purchase helps us to cover blogging expenses so that we can continue to bring you more fun craft and baking ideas. Thank you!)
Cut out shamrock shapes with a verse from the Saint Patrick’s Prayer on each one. (Our printable on Etsy has lines from the prayer on each shamrock, plus a page of blank shamrocks if you want to include some blank shamrocks or write your own words. The shamrocks are a pdf of a hand watercolored shamrock.)
You can create a circle out of pieces of cardstock or cardboard or a paper plate, then glue on shamrock shapes for a pretty indoor wreath.
Garlands can be a nice way to decorate a window, a mantel or any wall space in your home. This garlands brings a bit of greenery to our windows, where the trees are still bare at this time of year.
Of course, our favorite part is making it our very own, with decorations done by the children. We find this can be a fun time to talk about the beauty of the prayer. We hope you and your family can enjoy making a Saint Patrick’s Prayer Shamrock Garland or Wreath to decorate your home this season! Enjoy!
Are you looking for more Saint Patrick’s Day fun? I love the way the CCC cartoon version of Saint Patrick’s life imagines how Saint Patrick first composed this prayer. It shows him as a newly captured slave tending the sheep. Imagine how lonely and scary that would feel! He shows his trust in God, etches a cross in a tree, and calmly says this prayer.
If you are looking for a fun activity for your family this Saint Patrick’s Day, you may want to check out this beautiful movie.
P.S. If you have a formed.org account, this movie is available for free. Many churches have an account for everyone in their parish to access Formed for free, but you can also get an individual subscription (the last we checked, there was a free trial option too).
HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY!
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