The Deer’s Cry

The Lorica of St. Patrick

I arise to-day:

vast might, invocation of the Trinity,—
belief in a Threeness
confession of Oneness
meeting in the Creator. . . .

I arise to-day:

might of Heaven
brightness of Sun
whiteness of Snow
splendour of Fire
speed of Light
swiftness of Wind
depth of Sea
stability of Earth
firmness of Rock.

I arise to-day:

Might of God for my piloting
Wisdom of God for my guidance
Eye of God for my foresight
Ear of God for my hearing
Word of God for my utterance
Hand of God for my guardianship
Path of God for my precedence
Shield of God for my protection
Host of God for my salvation . . .

Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me, Christ in me,
Christ under me, Christ over me,
Christ to right of me, Christ to left of me,
Christ in lying down, Christ in sitting, Christ in rising up
Christ in the heart of every person, who may think of me!
Christ in the mouth of every one, who may speak to me!
Christ in every eye, which may look on me!
Christ in every ear, which may hear me!

I arise to-day:

vast might, invocation of the Trinity
belief in a Threeness
confession of Oneness
meeting in the Creator.

1 thought on “The Deer’s Cry

  1. Hi Rob.
    I’m very blessed today by this “prayer of St Patrick”.
    Noticed how he relates his awe and wonder at the complex greatness of God to our human situation. And reflects the Trinity in his 3×3 statement on seeing God in nature. The 3×3 on the powerful qualities of God entering and empowering his life. The 3×3 in the presence of Christ in and through everything and everyone he encounters.
    Powerful, life transforming truth/ reality to appreciate and (hopefully) encounter every day.
    Thank you Rob!

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