READ: Psalm 108 & 109
THINK: Our God is mighty to save! Today I want you to spend some significant time considering a simple question (and be honest). Are you convinced – deep down at the very core of your being – that the God of the universe fights for you? What would it mean for your life – now and in the future – if you were?
PRAY: Take some time to pray this payer:
+ indicates that you may make the sign of the cross.
bold indicates sections to be spoken out loud.
O Lord, You will keep us safe
And protect us forever
I am placing my soul and my body
in Thy safe keeping this night, O God,
in Thy safe keeping, O Jesus Christ,
in They safe keeping, O Spirit of perfect truth.
The Three who would defend my cause
be keeping me this night from harm.
I call on You, O God,
for you will answer me;
give ear to me and hear my prayer.
Show the wonder of your great love,
You who save by Your right hand
those who take refuge in you from their foes.
Keep me as the apple of Your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings.
Lighten my darkness, Lord.
Let the light of Your presence
dispel the shadows of night.
Christ with me sleeping,
Christ with me waking,
Christ with me watching,
each day and each night.
Save us, Lord, while we are awake,
guard us while we are asleep;
that, awake, we may watch with Christ,
and, asleep, we may rest in His peace.
God with me protecting,
the Lord with me directing,
the Spirit with me strengthening
for ever and evermore.
In the name of the Father precious,
and of the Spirit of healing balm.
In the name of the Lord Jesus,
I lay me down to rest.
The peace of all peace
be mine this night
+ in the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
From Celtic Daily Prayer by Richard J. Foster