For Ireland and Northern Ireland:
The curse that has been upon this land is broken. The curse that says, “I must seek vengeance for myself, I must hold everyone accountable for the wrong that has been done to me” is finished. The ability and grace to forgive is the blessing of this land and it is increasing by God's hand. God says, “Vengeance is mine. Do not seek to destroy or to repay evil for evil. Seek me. I will act on your behalf. I will redeem your suffering and restore you to priesthood, to sonship. You are my sons and daughters, no longer orphans or aliens in a strange land.”
The land no longer cries out for justice, for Justice has come. The land cries out in praise to the Creator of all. The rocks rejoice in who God is! And the people join in the song. Ireland is a triumphant story. The Irish rule the world, their influence can be seen in just about every nation. Saint Patrick's legacy is not forgotten. Patrick, of Wales, slave and missionary, transformed a nation; introduced them to Jesus and his love for them. He forgave his captors. He loved and gave and taught and showed who God is to a people who once enslaved him. His legacy of forgiveness and unconditional love and discipleship of a nation is not forgotten. In fact, it has only just begun.
From one tiny island, so much greatness has been born. The tenacity and strength to overcome oppression, poverty, difficulty, and slavery is in the very DNA of the Irish people. Throughout history they have survived many atrocities whether at the hands of other people groups or their own. They have survived famine, oppression, poverty, hopelessness, disease, and have come through stronger than ever.
God is restoring hope to his people. He is releasing a greater ability to forgive and to live out of His love. He does not turn a blind eye to the suffering that has occurred (or is still occurring). He redeems the pain of his people for glory and their gain. He extinguishes the flaming arrows of the enemy and calls out, “NO MORE! ENOUGH! I have set my people free. Free from anger and resentment. Free from vengeance and hatred. Free from prejudice and oppression. Free to live! No longer to survive but to thrive like never before. Ireland has brought great ingenuity and creativity to the world. And it is only the beginning. From this island, I bring forth brilliant scientists and inventors, amazing and creative artists, leaders in government and business, farmers whose knowledge and experience will end famines. I am releasing even greater creativity to my people. Economic growth, yes, but more importantly, Kingdom growth!”