Sleeping Prayer

I am placing my soul and my bodyCelticCapital15
in your sanctuary this night, O God,
in your sanctuary, O Jesus Christ,
in your sanctuary, O Spirit of perfect truth,
the Three who would defend my cause,
nor turn their backs on me.

Father, who is kind and just,
Son, who overcame death,
Holy Spirit of power,
keep me this night from harm,
the Three who would justify me,
keep me this night and always.

Source: Unknown, Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations…, Vol. I, p. 73. English translation modified.

Graphic is from Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations…, Vol. I, p.72

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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