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Monday Minute 3/16/15

Are you wearing your armor today?

St. Paul wrote in his letter to the Ephesians…”Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil.” (Eph 6:11). Centuries later, tradition holds that St. Patrick wrote a prayer asking for divine protection before successfully converting the Irish from paganism to Christianity. That prayer is known as St. Patrick's Breastplate.

What follows is merely an excerpt. You can find the full text at

I arise today, through
God's strength to pilot me,
God's might to uphold me,
God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me,
God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me,
God's hand to guard me,
God's shield to protect me,
God's host to save me…

This Monday Minute is from Deacon Andy, currently listening to The Bricklayers Beautiful Daughter by William Ackerman. It helps me pray. Listen in at


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