Saint Patrick’s War-Prayer

Several years ago I was praying a good part of this prayer when I was almost taken out in a wreck. I was on my Honda scooter when a driver did not see me, it almost turned out very badly. Instead, I laid the bike down and only suffered a torn ACL.

Saint Patrick  suffered more danger than I ever will, and stood face against evil trying to kill him and take him out time and again.

If you feel weak, may HE be strong:

From Saint Patrick, known as Saint Patrick’s Breastplate:

So have I invoked all these virtues between me, [and these] against every cruel, merciless power which may come against my body and my soul, against incantations of false prophets, against black laws of heathen, against false laws of heretics, against craft of idolatry, against spells of witches and smiths and druids, against every knowledge that defiles men’s souls.

Christ to protect me today, against poison, against burning,  against drowning, against death-wound, until a multitude of rewards come to me!

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me! Christ below me, Christ above me. Christ at my right, Christ at my left! Christ in breadth, Christ in length, Christ in height!

Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,  Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks to me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me!

I bind myself today to a strong virtue, an invocation of the Trinity.  I believe in a Threeness with confession of a Oneness,  in the Creator of [the universe.] Salvation is the Lord’s, salvation is the Lord’s, salvation is Christ’s. May Thy salvation, O Lord, be always with us. Amen.

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