Keep Us in Peace

Keep us in peace, O Christ our God,
under the protection of your holy cross;
save us from our enemies, visible and invisible,
that we may glorify + you with thanksgiving,
with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever.

Source: Dismissal from the Armenian Orthodox liturgy

Source of this version: Modified from http://www.oremus.org/liturgy/ccp/16p&p.html

Also found here: The Oxford Book of Prayer, ed. Appleton, © 1985, 1992

A Prayer for Protection

Visit this place, O Lord, we pray,
and drive far from it the snares of the enemy;
may your holy angels dwell with us and guard us in peace,
and may your blessing be always upon us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Closing prayer for Compline (Church of England)

Source of this version: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/worship/texts/daily2/night/compline.aspx

Also found here: http://www.beliefnet.com/prayers/christian/protection/prayer-for-protection.aspx#WlCAQPoKyzFUKA0U.99

A Prayer of Thanksgiving and for Strength

We give you thanks upon thanks,
O Lord our God,
Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
by all means, at all times, in all places.
For you have sheltered, assisted,
supported, and led us on
through the past times of our lives,
and brought us to this hour.
O good and loving,
grant that we may pass this holy day,
and all the times of our lives, without sin,
with all joy, health, salvation,
sanctification, and fear of you.
O Lord God, drive away from us
and from your holy Christian and apostolic Church
all envy, all fear, all temptation,
all the working of Satan,
and all conspiracy of wicked men.
Supply us with things good and profitable.
In whatever ways we have sinned against you,
in word, deed, or thought,
pass over in your love and goodness.
Do not forsake us, O God,
for we hope in you.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one
and from his works;
by the grace, compassion, and goodness
of your only Son. Amen.

Source: The Divine Liturgy of St. Mark

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Early Church, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953

Also quoted in The One Year Book of Personal Prayer, © 1991 Tyndale House Publishers (January 16). Also in http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0718.htm

A Prayer on Resisting Satan

Be off, Satan, from this door and from these four walls. This is no place for you; there is nothing for you to do here. This is the place for Peter and Paul and the holy Gospel; and this is where I mean to sleep, now that my worship is done, in the name of the Father and of the Holy Spirit.

Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, send me your Spirit; instill the wisdom of your Holy Spirit into my heart; protect my soul and body, every limb in my body, every fiber of my being, from all possible harm and all traps the Devil may set for me and every temptation to sin.

Source: Euchologium Sinaiticum

Source of this version:  The One Year Book of Personal Prayer, © 1991 Tyndale House Publishers (January 24)

Also found here: https://www.christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/prayers-of-earliest-christians/

Above, the word “Father” in the second paragraph is added so that the prayer does not seem to be addressed to Satan.

Variant:

Be off, Satan, from this floor…

A Sarum Blessing (3)

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May God the Father, who created all things out of nothing, bless you.
May the + Son of God keep you, who with his own blood restored lost humanity.
May the Holy Spirit illuminate you: may the outpouring of his loving consolation ever comfort you.
May the Most Holy Trinity deliver you from all evil,
preserve and confirm you in every good work,
and lead you to eternal life.
Amen.

Source: Modified from The Psalter or Seven Ordinary Hours of Prayer according to the Use of the Illustrious and Excellent Church of SarumWestminster 1852, p. 11

The blessing can be read as “bless you” or “bless us” as needed.

Graphic: Model of Old Sarum (Salisbury) Cathedral, Wikipedia.com