Sunday, May 20, 2007

Lorica of St. Patrick

I was reminded of this prayer of St. Patrick today at church during the sermon. Christ is THERE for me. 24/7, 365. He is ever present. Psalm 139:7-10, Romans 8:35-37. I have only included a portion of Patrick's Lorica. I put it here because it is instructive in "unstringing the bow." Letting God be God in my life. The language is beautiful, artistic even. I wish I could write like this...

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

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.

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