Christ Is With Us

We heard a seminary professor tell ways he finds to make himself aware that Jesus' actual presence is with him. When he has his devotions, he places an empty chair beside him and invites Jesus to sit by his side. When he gets into his truck to go to class, he makes certain there is a seat for Jesus. Once in the classroom, he welcomes Jesus to be near him.

St. Patrick's prayer reminds us of the times and ways the Lord wants to be with us through our day.

As I arise today,
may the strength of God pilot me,
the power of God uphold me,
the wisdom of God guide me.
May the eye of God look before me,
the ear of God hear me,
the word of God speak for me.
May the hand of God protect me,
the way of God lie before me,
the shield of God defend me,
the host of God save me.
May Christ shield me today.
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,
Christ when I stand,
Christ in the heart of everyone 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 am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel" (Psalm 73:23-24).