Here are some of the words of St Patrick’s hymn: ‘I bind unto myself today / the strong name of the Trinity / by invocation of the same, / the Three in One and One in Three. … Christ be with me, Christ within me, / Christ behind me, Christ before me, / Christ beside me, Christ to win me, / Christ to comfort and restore me. / Christ beneath me, Christ above me, / Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, / Christ in hearts of all that love me, / Christ in mouth of friend and stranger’.

In these days of pandemic, we need this invocation of the Trinity, and the presence of Christ, more than ever. May we pray this text this day, and may God bless you and keep you.