Copy and paste the prayer into a word document. Number each section, print it out, and then cut it into sections to distribute to your students. If you have time, include the last line of the preceding stanza in each section.
“…The Creator of the Universe”I bind myself todayThe virtue of the Incarnation of Christ with His Baptism,The virtue of His crucifixion with His burial,The virtue of His Resurrection with His Ascension,The virtue of His coming on the Judgment Day.If you have time Be sure to discuss what a “breastplate” is and what it might mean to “bind to myself” each of the things St. Patrick writes. You may also consider just praying the second to last stanza, “Christ with me…”
Have them draw a picture on the back of their paper of one of the things in the prayer that they will bind themselves to today.
St. Patrick’s Breastplate Prayer
God’s Wisdom to teach me,