Ancient, Blessing, Daily

St Patrick’s Breastplate

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 where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of every one who speaks to me, Christ…

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Ancient, Christmas

Christmas Prayer – St Augustine

Let the just rejoice, for their justifier is born. Let the sick and infirm rejoice, For their saviour is born. Let the captives rejoice, For their Redeemer is born. Let slaves rejoice, for their Master is born. Let free men rejoice, For their Liberator is born. Let All Christians rejoice, For Jesus Christ is born. – St. Augustine of Hippo…

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Ancient, Listening, Preaching & Reflecting

Enlarge Our Minds – St Augustine

O God, Light of the minds that see you, Life of the hearts that love you, Strength of the souls that seek you, Enlarge our minds, Raise our vision, Give us swift wings of thought, That our spirits may hear you, Eternal wisdom, From age to age, Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   – St Augustine Of Hippo 354-430AD  (This…

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Ancient, Need Or Trial

A Prayer Of Irenaeus The Martyr

Thank you, Jesus Christ my Lord: In all my trials and sufferings, You give strength to stand firm. Even more you have given me A share in your eternal glory!   – Irenaeus of Lyons 130-202AD.  A great early teacher, writer, leader who died for his faith.

Ancient, Longing, Love, Mystics

Late Have I Loved You – St Augustine

Late, have I loved you, Beauty so ancient so new! Late have I loved you!   You were within me, but I was outside you and there I searched for you. In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you. Created things kept me from you; yet if they…

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