4.2.19 Year One, 4 Lent, Tuesday

Excerpt from St. Patrick’s Breastplate Poem

I rise today
with the power of God to pilot me,
God’s strength to sustain me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look ahead for me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to protect me,
God’s way before me,
God’s shield to defend me,
God’s host to deliver me,
from snares of devils,
from evil temptations,
from nature’s failings,
from all who wish to harm me,
far or near,
alone and in a crowd.

Author: interioraltar

Episcopal Priest and Rector at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, NC.

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