Pause for Prayer: FRIDAY 4/6

God to hold me,
God to enfold me,
God to surround me,
God in my speaking,
God in my thinking, 
God in my imagining,
God in my loving,
God in my choosing,
God in my deciding,
God in my trusting,
God in my seeing,
God in my hearing,
God in my touching,
God in my reaching,
God in my embracing,
God in my choosing, 
God in my doing,
God in my being,
God in my sleeping,
God in my dreaming,
God in my waking,
God in my watching,
God in my waiting, 
God in my caring,
God in my loving,
God in my hoping,
God in my life,
God in my mind, 
God in my soul,
God in my heart.

Dwell in me, Lord,
in all I do today:
in every breath I take,

in every step I walk...

Remain in me, Lord,

in all I say and do:
let no one draw me away,
let nothing lead me astray... 

Make your home in my heart, Lord,
deep in my soul
and bring me the peace
only you can give...


My variation on and addition to 
a prayer found in Celtic Prayer


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  1. Improving on St. Patrick?! The original breastplate included words invoking spiritual protection, which unfortunately is never mentioned much these days:

    " summon today
    All these powers between me and those evils,
    Against every cruel and merciless power
    that may oppose my body and soul,
    Against incantations of false prophets,
    Against black laws of pagandom,
    Against false laws of heretics,
    Against craft of idolatry,
    Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
    Against every knowledge that corrupts man's body and soul;
    Christ to shield me today
    Against poison, against burning,
    Against drowning, against wounding,
    So that there may come to me an abundance of reward."

    1. I don't think any of the writers here were trying to "improve" on St. Patrick. As you know, the Lorica is a very long prayer - not even your quotation here includes all that is often not quoted. Thank you for your comment!


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