A Prayer for Today

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Christ, as a light
Illumine and guide me.
Christ, as a shield
Overshadow me.

Christ under me;
Christ over me;
Christ beside me;
On my left and my right.

This day be within and without me,
Lowly and meek, yet all-powerful.
Be in the heart of each to whom I speak;
In the mouth of each who speaks unto me.

This day be within and without me,
Lowly and meek, yet all-powerful.

Christ as a light;
Christ as a shield;
Christ beside me;
On my left and my right.

Attributed to Saint Patrick, bishop of Ireland, 5th century.

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