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Lorica of Saint Patrick

I armor myself today
With the power of the Trinity,
I believe in the Trinity,
In the Oneness of God,
Creator of the universe.

I armor myself today
With the grace of the Nativity,
With the baptism of Christ,
His Crucifixion and Entombment,
His Resurrection and Ascension,
His glorious Second Coming
Upon the Judgment Day.

I armor myself today
With the grace of the seraphim,
The submissivness of angels,
The attendance of archangels,
The prospect of resurrection,
and everlasting life.
The prayers of patriarchs,
The predictions of prophets,
The preachings of the apostles,
The faith of confessors,
The purity of the Virgin,
In deeds of righteous men.

I armor myself today With
the majesty of heaven,
The splendor of the sun,
The brightness of the moon,
The radiance of fire,
The flashing of lightening,
The swiftness of the wind,
The deepness of the ocean,
The vastness of the earth,
The solidity of rocks.

I armor myself today
with:
God's power to direct me,
God's might to sustain me,
God's wisdom to instruct me,
God's eye to watch over me,
God's ear to hearken to me,
God's word to give me speech,
God's hand to direct me,
God's way to lie before me,
God's shield to protect me,
God's army to defend me
Against the snares of the demons,
Against the lure of vices,
Against the lusts of nature,
Against all who plot to harm me,
Be they far, or near at hand,
Be they few or be they many,

I invoke today all these virtues
Against every hostile, merciless power
Which may assail my body and my soul,
Against the incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of heathenism,
Against false laws of heresy,
Against deceits of idolatry,
Against every art and spell that binds
The soul of man and woman.

Christ guard me today
Against poison,
Against burning
Against drowning,
Against fatal wounding,
That just reward be mine.
Christ be with me,
Christ be before me,
Christ be behind me,
Christ be within me,
Christ be beside me,
Christ to win me.
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ be beneath me,
Christ be above me,
Christ at my right,
Christ at my left,
Christ guard me in the home,
Christ be my transport,
By land and by sea,
Christ be in quietude,
Christ where danger threatens,
Christ in the hearts of all who love me,
Christ in the mouth of friend and stranger,
Christ be in every eye that sees me,
Christ be in every ear that hears me.

I armor myself today
With the power of the Trinity,
I believe in the Trinity,
In the Oneness of God,
Creator of the universe.

The Lord is salvation,
The Lord is salvation,
Christ is salvation,
May your salvation, O Lord,
be ever with us.

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and The Holy Spirit, Amen.

TRANSLATED FROM THE IRISH BY DAVID M. KIELY