St. Patrick’s Day Prayer and Business as Mission

When I was a child growing up in Canada, we were always given a paper shamrock to wear on St. Patrick’s Day.  A shamrock is a 3-leaf clover, and it is said that St. Patrick used it as a visual to teach the people of Ireland about the Trinity.  Not long ago I learned of a BAM-version of a famous prayer of St. Patrick adapted by BAM leader, Mats Tunehag.  This is what he wrote.  Be blessed and encouraged.

On March 17th, many people around the globe celebrate St. Patrick. He was a human trafficking victim in the 5th century, who became a missionary to the people and land (Ireland) where he was a slave.

Let me share a well-known prayer by St. Patrick, and customize it to a BAM related prayer: (the original is in bold and italics)

Christ with me, as I do business for Him and people

Christ before me, as I plan my business

Christ behind me, as I review my business

Christ in me; my guiding light in business

Christ beneath me; He is the foundation

Christ above me, He is the owner of my business

Christ on my right, Christ on my left, He is the Lord of the marketplace

Christ when I lie down, and rest from my work

Christ when I sit down, in my office chair

Christ when I arise, enthusiastic or weary

Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, and my business

Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, and my business

Christ in every eye that sees me, my staff, customers, suppliers, and competitors

Christ in every ear that hears me speak about my products and services

Larry W. Sharp, BAM Support Specialist, IBEC Ventures
larry.sharp@ibecventures.com

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