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Protection Prayer – St Basil

Blessed are You,

O Lord, Master Almighty,

Who lights the day with the light of the sun illuminates the night with flashes of fire,

Who calls us to pass through the length of the day and to draw near to the beginning of the night;

hear our prayer and the prayer of all You people;

and as you have forgiven all our sins hear us in mercy and compassion.

Surround us with your holy angels.

Arm us with your righteousness.

Let your truth be our fortress walls.

Let your power guard us.

Deliver us from evil and every plot of Satan.

Guard us from sin today and tonight.

Save us from stumbling and vain ambitions.

All glory to you, God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

Both now and forever.  Amen.


– Saint Basil (330-379AD)

– Adapted and edited by Matt.