Loricas were prayers for protection—sometimes praying for protection from every angle, or protection for every part of the body. I arise today through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, through belief in the Threeness, through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation. I arise today through the strength of the love of cherubim, in the obedience of angels, in the service of archangels, in the hope of resurrection to meet with reward, in the prayers of patriarchs, in the predictions of prophets, in the preaching of apostles, in the faith of confessors, in the innocence of holy virgins, in the deeds of righteous men. I arise today, through the strength of heaven, the light of the sun, the radiance of the moon, the whiteness of snow, the splendor of fire, the speed of lightning, the swiftness of wind, the depth of the sea, the stability of the earth, the firmness of rock. Christ to shield me today against poison, against burning, against drowning, against wounding, so that there may come to me an abundance of reward. 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 when I arise, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.
ST. PATRICK'S BREASTPLATE
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Fursa was an evangelist, church planter, and founder of monastic communities in Ireland, England, and France. He wrote his breastplate in the early seventh century. May the yoke of the Law of God be upon this shoulder, The coming of the Holy Spirit on this head, The sign of Christ on this forehead; The hearing of the Holy Spirit in these ears, The smelling of the Holy Spirit in this nose; The vision that the people of Heaven have be in these eyes, The speech of the people of Heaven in this mouth; The work of the church of God in these hands, The good of God and of neighbor in these feet. May God dwell in this heart, And this person belong entirely to God, the Father. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.
St. Patrick’s Breastplate
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