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The early Celtic church had many ’breastplate prayers’, or ‘lorica’, which declared the surrounding and encompassing of God. Such prayers were not to make God come - He is already there - but to open our eyes to the reality. In breastplate prayers, the person who prays seeks to become aware of what is already a reality.
(The lyrics are 4th century Irish, attributed to St Patrick) I bind unto myself today The power of God to hold and lead His eye to watch, His might to stay His ear to hearken 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 speech His heavenly host to be my guard