A Prayer of Saint Patrick- Escaped Slave and Missionary to Irish 384 A.D.

I arise today
Through the strength of Christ’s birth and baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion and burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection and ascension,
Through the strength of His return and judgment of doom.

I arise today
In the prayers of patriarchs,
In the preaching of the apostles,
In faith of matriarchs,
In innocence of the pure,
In deeds of the righteous

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
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,

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 one who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every one 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 confession of the Oneness
Of the Creator of creation.

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