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.Where can I flee from your presence?Christ promises to be with you always. Yet how often do you feel misunderstood, scared, and abandoned? In the much beloved "St. Patrick's Prayer," the patron saint of Ireland passionately invokes the ways Christ is present to us. Inspired by this litany, Marilyn Chandler McEntyre shares her contemporary reflections on St. Patrick's ancient, yet timeless, prayer. Her thirteen deeply devotional meditations take you on a journey through Christ's love for you. By the end, the poignant words of this prayer are sure to be etched in your heart forever--a comfort for times when you question where God really is. You will be left resting peacefully in the assurance of a divine embrace that will not let you go. "Christ, My Companion is a book of striking insight, gracious encouragement, and a deep confidence in the hope of the Christian life."--Leanne Van Dyk, dean and vice president of academic affairs, Western Theological Seminary"McEntyre offers her readers refreshing insight, grace-filled sentences worthy of memorization, and precious spiritual companionship."--Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger, professor of pastoral theology, Princeton Theological SeminaryMcEntyre, Marilyn Chandler is the author of 'Christ, My Companion: Meditations on the Prayer of St. Patrick', published 2008 under ISBN 9780801071591 and ISBN 0801071593.