Positive Daily Inspiration – March 17, 2024 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Positive Daily Inspiration - March 17, 2024
Happy St. Patrick's Day

a gift from www.PositiveChristianity.net

──────────── • ● • ────────────

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by Freeing Yourself

“Everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!”
2 Corinthians 5:17

Saint Patrick was not born Irish, but English.

As a teenager living in England Saint Patrick, by his own writings, was admittedly very un-religious. He left those silly church things to his parents.

The story is told that when he was 16, he was taken prisoner and put aboard a slave ship headed for Ireland.

There he spent years as a slave of the Irish People. During this time, he had only one thing to comfort him, and that was the faith of his parents. He started to pray morning noon and night. He found tremendous strength and comfort in God. He found a profound spiritual presence with him at all times.

He was not a victim, but a spiritual victor.

He discovered a faith-filled person is a slave to no one. He found a profound peace within himself, as well as a new love for those that held him captive.

One night he had a vision of an angel, that said to go to the Irish Coast, and there he would find the ship that would take him back home. On foot, he walked over 200 miles to the coast. There he found a British ship, that took him back home to England.

But he did not leave his faith behind. He continued to study, and eventually became a priest.

He had another vision one night during prayer. An angel told him, to go back to Ireland to convert those that formerly held him as a slave.

Now you, or I, might have rebelled against such a thought, holding contempt, or even hate, for those that locked us away, stealing our years, and our energies.

But he had only love. Had he not been held captive and stolen away from his past lifestyle he most likely would’ve become a nonreligious farmer – at best.

Through his adversity, he discovered everything important.

He went back to Ireland and spent 40 years there among the people that he loved, and that loved him. He was given the title “Patricius” which literally means “Father of the citizens.”

He died March 17, 1461. And we celebrate the way he lived – not as a victim of years lost, but of life gained through strong spiritual awareness.

He once said, “Before, I was humiliated. I was like a stone that lies in deep mud. God who is mighty came and in God’s compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on top of the wall.

During his life, he pointed to a rare symbol of the four leaf clover. Hard to find, often overlooked, he taught it is the way to live, and discover full life, every day, no matter what outer circumstances you temporarily find yourself in.

The first leaf is for faith. Faith always comes first, and when it is found, it strengthens the person in truthfulness and trustworthiness.

The second leaf is for hope. Founded upon the first, hope is a positive element related to future outcomes in one’s life. No longer imagining the worst, you imagine the best, because God goes ahead of you preparing your way.

The third leaf is for love. Not just love for another person, but love in appreciation of nature, all people – even past enemies – and work.

Lastly, luck. Not the luck of chance, but the luck of spirituality, knowing the actions we take today, will bring fruitful results because of our ever-abiding faith in God.

My favorite quote of Saint Patrick is, “Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.”

THAT is the way, and the truth.



The Wake-Up Call Prayer, by Saint Patrick.

I pray that you arise every day through
God’s strength to direct you,
God’s might to uphold you,
God’s wisdom to guide you,
God’s eye to look before,
God’s ear to hear you,
God’s Word to speak to you,
God’s shield to protect you,
God’s hosts to save you from the snares
and the temptations afar, and anear
alone and in a multitude.


Through Christ, I find freedom from all that formerly held me captive.


“Recognize that life is what you get when you’re born … living is what you do with it.”
Jim Allen


Support this on-going magnificent work of God.
Instant online, or recurring monthly giving:

By mail: Positive Christianity, Box 7993, Woodlands, TX 77387

Click here https://positivechristianity.net/op-requests/
To submit an OPEN Prayer Request for ALL the WORLD to See.

Or you can submit a Confidential Positive Prayer Request.
Positive Christianity will pray with you, daily, for an entire 2 months.

There Is Never a Charge for Prayer.

Encyclopedia of Prayers: https://positivechristianity.net/enc-prayers/

Television channels (Free Service):
Inspiration http://www.youtube.com/PositiveChristianity
Prayer http://www.youtube.com/prayerAmerica
Meditation http://www.youtube.com/PositiveChurch

Christopher Ian Chenoweth and our prayer team.