Prayer for St. Patrick

You were kidnapped as a youth and sold as a slave, but discovered the living God in the depths of solitude and prayer. After escaping home, God called you to return to the land of your imprisonment as a missionary, and you converted the entire nation to faith in our Lord.

In the trials of life, help us to cast ourselves into the hands of the Almighty, as you did. May we find in these hardships an opportunity to discover the God of life at work in our experience—sustaining us, calling us home, and sending us out again to serve others. Pray for us, that we might proclaim this faith with your fearlessness. Amen.