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Prayer for the New Year

posted by xscot mcknight
Christ, as a light
illumine and guide me.
Christ, as a shield
overshadow me.
Christ under me;
Christ over me;
Christ beside me
on my left and my right.
This day be within and without me,
lowly and meek, yet all-powerful.
Be in the heart of each to whom I speak;
in the mouth of each who speaks unto me.
This day be within and without me,
lowly and meek, yet all-powerful.
Christ as a light;
Christ as a shield;
Christ beside me
on my left and my right.


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John Santic (Towards Hope)

posted December 31, 2006 at 2:17 am


Ahh, the breast plate of St Patrick. A genuine prayer indeed that is a brilliant reflectin of one’s desire for total saturation with Christ. thanks Scot.



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Don Bryant

posted December 31, 2006 at 4:08 am


Reminds me of the Animi Christi:
Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from Christ’s side, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints
and with Thy angels
Forever and ever
Amen



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Ted Gossard

posted December 31, 2006 at 8:34 am


Now if I could be around St. Patrick for a year, that would be a year that God would shake me “out of my boots”.
I love that prayer, Scot. Thanks.



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Clare Krishan

posted January 1, 2007 at 2:06 pm


The Lorica has a bunch of preceding verses, it the closing one’s that most folks remember. I prayed the whole thing everyday for a friend’s hubby on his first tour of duty as a Marine in Iraq (particularly fervently at the line “against poison” fearing those darned WMD) and mercifully he came home, but when will he be sent off again? Here it is for anyone who wants to pray for the troops still there (3,000 never made it home, requieset in pace):
I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through a belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
Of the Creator of creation.
I arise today
Through the strength of Christ’s birth and His baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion and His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection and His ascension,
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.
I arise today
Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
In obedience of angels,
In service of archangels,
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs,
In preachings of the apostles,
In faiths of confessors,
In innocence of virgins,
In deeds of righteous men.
I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of the wind,
Depth of the sea,
Stability of the earth,
Firmness of the rock.
I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me;
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s hosts to save me
From snares of the devil,
From temptations of vices,
From every one who desires me ill,
Afar and anear,
Alone or in a mulitude.
I summon today all these powers between me and evil,
Against every cruel merciless power that opposes my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of women and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man’s body and soul.
Christ shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that reward may come to me in abundance.
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 down,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.
I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through a belief in the Threeness,
Through a confession of the Oneness
Of the Creator of creation
Amen



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Allie

posted January 2, 2007 at 10:22 am


Indeed. Gorgeous prayers. My personal favorite is Teresa of Avila’s prayer:
Govern all by Thy wisdom, O Lord, so that my soul may always be serving Thee as Thou dost will, and not as I may choose.
Do not punish me, I beseech Thee, by granting that which I wish or ask, if it offend Thy love, which would always live in me.
Let me die to myself, that I may serve Thee; let me live to Thee, who in Thyself art the True Life. Amen.



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