St. Patrick’s Breastplate

I bind myself to the strong virtue of love and the obedience of angels and the prediction of prophets and the preaching of the apostles and the faith of confessors. I bind myself to the power of heaven, the light of the sun, the brightness of the moon, the splendor of fire, the flashing of lightning, the swiftness of wind, the depth of the sea, the civility of earth, and the compactness of rocks. I bind myself today to God’s power to guide me God’s might to uphold me God’s power to teach me God’s eye to watch over me God’s ear to hear me God’s word to give me speech.

Christ with me and before me. Christ behind me and within me. Christ to the right of me Christ to the left of me. Christ above me Christ beneath me. Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me. Christ in the eye of everyone who sees me. Christ in the ear of everyone who hears me.

I bind myself today to the strong virtue of Christ.