St. Patrick’s Breastplate Exerpt

​I bind unto myself today the power of God to hold and lead. His eye to watch, His might to stay, His ear to harken to my need. The wisdom of my God to teach, His hand to guide, His shield to ward. The word of God to give me speach, his heavenly hosts to be my guard.

Christ be with me. Christ within me. Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me.

Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in dangeer, Christ in hearts of all who love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind until myself today the strong name of the trinity. By invocation of the same, the three in one and one in three. By whom all nature hath creatioon, eternal Father, Spirit, Word. Praise to the Lord of my salvation. Salvation comes from Christ the Lord.