Columba of Ireland (Colmcille)

A Blessing of St Columba

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See that you be at peace among yourselves, my children,
and love one another.
Follow the example of good men of old,
and God will comfort you and help you,
both in this world
and in the world which is to come. Amen.

Prayer of St Columba

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High King of Heaven,
Almighty Father of us all,
as your servant Saint Columba
established a community built on love and trust,
so grant that in all humility
we may be your hands and your voices here on earth,
working to build up the community of faith
in the name of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayer of St Columba

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Be O Lord,
a guiding star above me,
a smooth path below me,
a kindly shepherd behind me
and a bright flame before me;
today, tonight and forever. Amen.

Prayer of St Columba

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Alone with none but thee, my God
I journey on my way.
What need I fear, when thou art near
O King of night and day?
More safe am I within thy hand,
Than if an host didst round me stand.

Prayer of St. Columba

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Let me bless Almighty God,
whose power extends over sea and land,
whose angels watch over all.
Let me study sacred books to calm my soul:

I pray for peace,
kneeling at heaven’s gates.
Let me do my daily work,
gathering seaweed, catching fish,
giving food to the poor.
Let me say my daily prayers,
sometimes chanting, sometimes quiet,
always thanking God.
Delightful it is to live
on a peaceful isle, in a quiet cell,
serving the King of kings.

Prayer of St. Columba

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May the fire of God’s love burn brightly and steadfastly in our hearts like the golden light within the sanctuary lamp.

… St Columba, Pray for Us …

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