The Prayer of Saint Columba
Along with St. Patrick and St. Brigid, St. Columba is considered one of the most beloved of the Celtic Saints. He was banished from Ireland and Providentially landed in Iona, Scotland, where he established one of the worlds most famous monasteries.
Let me bless Almighty God,
whose power extends over sea and land,
whose angels watch over all.
Let me study sacred books to calm my soul:
I pray for peace,
kneeling at heaven's gates.
Let me do my daily work,
gathering seaweed, catching fish,
giving food to the poor.
Let me say my daily prayers,
sometimes chanting, sometimes quiet,
always thanking God.
Delightful it is to live
on a peaceful isle, in a quiet cell,
serving the King of kings.