A prayer by St Patrick
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.
I found the words in this prayer fit as we are in the first month of the year. Indeed, one needs a continuous relationship with God. It is when Christ is the centre of all that one succeeds in anything. We gathered yesterday and prayed in preparation for our covenant service which will happen next Sunday. We are looking forward to that important moment for our community as Christians, and as Methodist people, as we will be renewing our covenant with God our Maker and to profess our deep desire to have God as the centre and source of our lives in 2019.
May God continue to transform us and empower us.