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Christian Prayer
First, a little background. I've been returning to the Catholic Church after being away for quite a long time. What convinced me to return was that I eventually realized Christianity is the only really effective way to resolve certain issues that have dogged me for many years, specifically drugs, depression, nihilism, and porn. I grew up in a nominally Catholic household, but didn't really receive much in the way of religious education and my parents never really pushed it that much, and thus I never stuck with it. So, while praying, studying, and relearning certain aspects of the Church I realized that there was a huge amount of information out there but I couldn't find a really good single compendium of practical experience on one of the most important parts of any Christian life, namely prayer.

Since one of the clear focuses of the RVF has always been men assisting other men in improving their lives, assisting each other in our prayers seems like an obvious thing to do.

I would like to dedicate this thread to the following:

1. Your methods of prayer
2. Prayers that apply to certain stages of life i.e. the birth of a child, the death of a family member, etc.
3. Prayers that apply to particular struggles in life i.e. drug addiction, depression, etc.
4. Prayers that you have written yourself or compiled yourself from Scripture
5. Prayers that are traditional/standard i.e. the Rosary, Our Father, etc.
6. Prayers for specific holy days i.e. Christmas, Easter, etc.
7. Prayers for specific sacraments i.e. marriage, confession, etc.
8. Other pertinent aspects of or reasons for prayer not mentioned above

This is not meant to be limited to Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, etc.

Also, similar to the God Pill thread, this isn't intended for pedantic debate about the validity, effectiveness, etc. of prayer traditions between particular organizations.

Any of the above is welcome.

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The following is a prayer that I compiled myself from a few passages in the Gospel of John. I chose these after reading through John and found that they have a great weight for what I am escaping through Christianity, and also they are thematically connected. I say this every night before bed, and each time I say it I have an extremely intense emotional experience. I also carry a handwritten copy in my wallet. This is pretty soul-baring, but I feel it is really the best way to get across what I am doing with this prayer and why I say it, and also I'm sure many others here have struggled with these same things so in this hopefully those men may also experience the same healing I am.

First, I make the Sign of the Cross and say the following all the way through:

Quote:In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

I am the light of the world
He that followeth Me
Shall not walk in darkness
But shall have the light of life

I am the resurrection and the life
He that believeth in Me
Though he were dead
Yet shall he live
And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me
Shall never die

I am come a light into the world
That whosoever believeth in Me
Shall not abide in darkness

Ye shall be sorrowful
But your sorrow shall be turned into joy

And ye now therefore have sorrow
But I will see you again
And your heart shall rejoice
And your joy no man taketh from you

After finishing this, I go back and say each line or section and then meditate on how this applies to what I am seeking through prayer. This meditation doesn't have the exact same wording each time since I do it on the spot, and so sometimes I may focus specifically on one thing--drug addiction, nihilism, etc.--but here is roughly what I do.

Quote:I am the light of the world
He that followeth Me
Shall not walk in darkness
But shall have the light of life

Christ is the light of the world. By following Christ I can escape from those darknesses which have plagued me for all these years, namely drug addiction, depression, porn, nihilism. Christ is the light of life, which is the opposite of those things, which bring me only darkness.

Quote:I am the resurrection and the life
He that believeth in Me
Though he were dead
Yet shall he live
And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me
Shall never die

Christ is the resurrection and the life. That is, resurrection in the sense that He has been resurrected after death and through Him I can also attain resurrection after the death of the body, but also that I can be resurrected from the death of the soul that drug addiction, depression, porn, and nihilism cause me. Though he were dead--the death of my soul from those things--yet shall he live, that is escape the death of the soul caused by those things and come back to life. By living and believing in Christ I can permanently escape that death of the soul.

Quote:I am come a light into the world
That whosoever believeth in Me
Shall not abide in darkness

Believing in Christ gives me a light to help me no longer abide in darkness, that is the darkness of drug addiction, depression, porn, nihilism. That light is not just for me, but for all men the world over. This also means that I will not be alone but will have fellowship with all men who believe in Christ.

Quote:Ye shall be sorrowful
But your sorrow shall be turned into joy

Those things which have caused me sorrow, namely drug addiction, depression, porn, nihilism, which I can escape through believing in Christ, will be gone and I will have joy instead of sorrow.

Quote:And ye now therefore have sorrow
But I will see you again
And your heart shall rejoice
And your joy no man taketh from you

Even though I have sorrow caused by those things, I will see Christ in the life to come after the resurrection and I shall rejoice and feel joy in my heart upon being free. This is a joy that no man can take from me because it comes from Christ, who is God, and is omnipotent and beyond the power of any man.

After this I say an Our Father then make the sign of the cross.

I find it is vital to call out and name those specific things which bring darkness and sorrow because if I am to escape those things I feel I must admit what exactly those things are. Facing the darkness is necessary to leave it behind.
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RE: Christian Prayer
From "My Catholic Faith" 1954 Edition:
Quote:The prayers that every Catholic should know by heart are: the Our Father, the Hail Mary, the Apostles' Creed, the Confiteor, the Glory be to the Father, and the acts of faith, hope, charity and contrition.

Our Father:
Quote:Our Father,
Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name;
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary:
Quote:Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Apostles' Creed
Quote:I believe in God,
the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
He descended into hell;
on the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from there He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Catholic Church,
the communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
Amen.

the Confiteor:
Quote:I confess to Almighty God,
to blessed Virgin Mary,
to blessed Michael the Archangel
to blessed John the Baptist,
to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul,
to all the Saints, and to you, brethren,
that I have sinned exceedingly
in thought, word and deed:
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault.
Therefore I beseech blessed Virgin Mary,
blessed Michael the Archangel,
blessed John the Baptist,
the holy Apostles Peter and Paul,
all the Saints, and you, brethren,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.

An example of an act of faith, hope, charity, and contrition:
Quote:Dear God, I believe in Thee;
I hope in Thee;
I love Thee with all my heart.
I am sorry that I have offended thee, because Thou art so good

Glory be to the Father (Gloria Patri):

We are told to pray the glory be when we receive a benefit from God, and in times of suffering and temptation.
Quote:Glory be to the Father
And to the Son,
And to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now,
And ever shall be,
World without end. Amen.
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RE: Christian Prayer
I used this site to begin learning how to pray:

https://orthodoxprayer.org

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RE: Christian Prayer
Good on you for turning to God, the first steps are the hardest. Take time for some introspection, and pray to change what you find lacking in yourself, you can also dwell more on the well known prayers like "Our Father", Here's a passage from St John of Kronstadt's "My Life in Christ" pg 35

"Worship God in spirit and in truth" In truth, for instance, when you say "Hallowed be Thy Name" Do you really desire that God's name should be hallowed by the good works of others and by your own? When you say "Thy Kingdom come," do you indeed desire the coming of God's Kingdom? Do you wish to be the abode of the Spirit of God, and not the abode of sin? Would you not more willingly live in sin? When you say "Thy will be done," do you not rather seek your own will than that of God? Ay, it is so! When you say, "Give us this day our daily bread," do you not say otherwise in your heart, "I do not need to ask this of Thee--I have enough without asking, let the poor ask for this" ? Or else, do we not greedily seek for more, and are not satisfied with the little, or with that which God has given us? We do not thank God for what we have as we ought to. In the prayer: "And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us," do you not think in yourself: "God knows that I am not such a great sinner. It seems to me that I do not live any worse than others, and there is no need for me to ask that my trespasses or sins should be forgiven"? Or else when you pray is there not any displeasure or anger in your heart against anyone?-- for if so, you lie shamelessly to God in your prayer. You say, "And lead us not into temptation," but do you not yourself rush impetuously into every sin, without even being tempted? You say, "Deliver us from evil" but do you not live in friendship with the Devil or with evil of every kind, of which the Devil is chief? Beware then, that your tongue is not in discordance with your heart; see that you do not lie to God in your prayer. Always keep this in view when you say the Lord's Prayer, as well as when you say other prayers. Watch whether your heart agrees with everything that your tongue pronounces.

if you don't know what to pray, read the Psalms, much of it is King David dealing with his various passions working out his salvation before God. Or look to other material from the Early Church. Here's a prayer that I particularly like from St Isaac the Syrian.

I knock, O Lord, at the door of thy compassion, Gather my scattered impulses which are intoxicated with the multitude of the passions and the power of darkness. Thou seest my sores hidden within me. Stir up contriton, though not as much as the weight of my sins, for if I fully knew my many sins, O Lord, my soul would be consumed with bitter pain over them. Strengthen my feeble stirrings on the path to true repentance, and let me find respite from the vehemence of sin, through the contrition that comes of Thy gift. For without the power of Thy Grace, I am quite unable to enter within myself, become aware of my stains, and be still from great distraction at the sight of them.
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RE: Christian Prayer
Great thread. I have actually never thought of writing a prayer, you did an amazing job.

(11-29-2019 07:07 PM)Diocletian Wrote:  5. Prayers that are traditional/standard i.e. the Rosary, Our Father, etc.

For Catholics Rosary is a Foundational Prayer. If you do not have a Rosary, go get one! The Rosary should be prayed Everyday.
The Graces of the Rosary will help you with your purity. I would recommend getting a little rosary pamphlet which has a bible verse for each mystery if you don't have one. This keeps you on track and help to link the mysteries to virtues, holy things. Also, when praying the rosary for another person I try to imagine Marys' eyes upon them. It is said even if she looks upon us we receive her grace.

For Spiritual Protection I would also consider:
St. Michael The Archangel Prayer
St. Patricks Breastplate - Full Version
Pray to your Guardian Angel:
Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day [or night] be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

(11-29-2019 07:07 PM)Diocletian Wrote:  7. Prayers for specific sacraments i.e. marriage, confession, etc.
If you have not had confession than you will need to begin what is called an examination of conscience, depending if you have been away awhile this can be an undertaking. Until you have confession you can not receive the eucharist, it is a sacrilege. Many nominal Catholics do not know this.

Act of Contrition: Said at the end of every confession. It is also a good prayer to insert at the end of the day, obviously if you commit a sin this a good one to go to.
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen

(11-29-2019 07:07 PM)Diocletian Wrote:  8. Other pertinent aspects of or reasons for prayer not mentioned above
Remember to Pray for the Priests and the Church.

“Where the danger is, so grows the saving element.” ~ German poet Hoelderlin
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RE: Christian Prayer
Historically, Christian liturgy has been based around the Psalter, our inspired prayerbook. Illiterate people, and people who couldn’t afford books, just repeated easily memorizable prayers over and over again (often 150 times in place of the psalms - this is where the Rosary comes from). But the literate, wealthy elite such as ourselves prayed the psalms.

There are numerous ways to arrange them. Monks pray all 150 every week, spread across 8 services a day, and arranged based on the day and time in order to remember certain events from Christ’s life and Church history. I’ve tried doing this before, but I can not fit it into my schedule on a routine basis.

The Anglican reformers arranged them into 60 portions, said each morning and evening so that the Psalter was prayed through each month. In addition, morning and evening prayer from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer has you read through the Bible every year. Each service has parts that remain the same day-to-day, while the Bible and psalm readings change daily. I use the 1928 American edition, and really like it.

The one crucial thing I’ve learned is to pray the psalms out loud from the same translation every time. When I started doing this, I was amazed at how quickly I began to remember them. After trying many translations, my favorite is David James’ A Psalter for Prayer. He took the Coverdale psalms from the BCP, then corrected them to match the Septuagint. He also referenced the Latin and Church Slavonic editions to keep his edition in line with the historic translations. The traditional language took some getting used to, but it has a very nice rhythm for reading aloud.

Every time I get through the Psalter I notice things I didn’t notice before. It’s also interesting to learn about different events in the Old and New Testaments and see them mentioned in the Psalms. And noticing how much of the Psalter is quoted in other church services is pretty crazy.

TLDR: the book of psalms is pretty awesome.
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(11-30-2019 11:12 PM)Emperor Constantine Wrote:  Historically, Christian liturgy has been based around the Psalter, our inspired prayerbook. Illiterate people, and people who couldn’t afford books, just repeated easily memorizable prayers over and over again (often 150 times in place of the psalms - this is where the Rosary comes from). But the literate, wealthy elite such as ourselves prayed the psalms.

I went to Church this morning.

This font is from the late 12 Century.

[Image: BeaminsterStMarysFont.jpg]

Right next to it stands another great 'piece' and on there is a massive book. A bible of sorts. I don't know. It's big. And you can flick through it.

The literate, the illiterate, the wealthy, the poor - all would have drunk from this great book in times past.

The top of that font is nearly 1000 years old! Just to be in its presence. Even without knowing the lineage. Is/was humbling.

At no point did I ever feel that I was expected to understand. It was just there. For everyone. Even heathens like me.

There were many other features in this Church apart from the good book. All I felt was a sense of calm and understanding. It was serene.

And to soothe my savage breast is quite something at the moment. I am the roughest of people. But I did not go inside today. Today was proper worship. I just stayed outside in the cold. On the sides. Still.

This was the place I talked about long ago in the God Pill thread:

This is the grave stone I talked about that had 'Thy will be done' on it'.

[Image: nn.png]


Actually, it's not the same one. The one I'm talking about is old and you can't really see it. Lots of the grave stones seem to have that written on them though.

This is the very same grave yard and church I was in.

I prayed deeper and harder and longer than I ever did before.

It was the stuff of mystics and deeper communion.


There's that poem/prayer, again.


“Home is where one starts from. As we grow older
The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated
Of dead and living. Not the intense moment
Isolated, with no before and after,
But a lifetime burning in every moment
And not the lifetime of one man only
But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.
There is a time for the evening under starlight,
A time for the evening under lamplight
(The evening with the photograph album).
Love is most nearly itself
When here and now cease to matter.
Old men ought to be explorers
Here or there does not matter
We must be still and still moving
Into another intensity
For a further union, a deeper communion
Through the dark cold and the empty desolation,

The wave cry, the wind cry, the vast waters
Of the petrel and the porpoise. In my end is my beginning.”



I hope you don't think this contrived.

These are points I keep coming back to.
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So I headed out, drunk, wounded.

The arrows just keep on flying.

No matter how much I try to make peace among men, to pour oil on troubled waters, I just get fucking railed on. So many relationships destroyed in the last days because men can not settle petty grievances. And to try to bring them together is just to be some kind of prick that is no better than someone that comes between their meat. You get torn apart for your troubles. Shows what they thought of you in the first place I guess.

I'm tired of the ways of men.

I want something more.

I was a bit drunk heading out of the house. I wasn't heading to the church, let's just put it like that. But I had some time to kill till the nearest place selling booze on a Sunday morning opened. It was a nice day. I've been here before. The dead don't mind. They probably quite like me by now as I always say a little prayer for them. We walk over them, but they don't mind. Their grave stones lay over them but they don't mind. It's hard to mind anything when you are dead really.

When I was scared of ghosts, granny Rigsby used to say to me: It's not the dead you want to worry about - it's the living!

I went to my favourite bench.

This was the view to my right:

[Image: BeaminsterStMaryschurchyard.jpg]

A few people looked at me funny on this Sunday Morning.

I was not dressed in a suit but I was not dressed badly. All in black. Smart. With a hood and dark glasses, and my beard.

I thought of recent events and how a stranger might intimidate them. But I was well out of reach. There were very few people at church. Old people. I felt sad. I also felt a sense of protection towards them. This rare sanctuary of mine. The bells rang out:





Dawn was breaking when I got there, or rather it was rather dark. But soon the sun came up. It ended up peeking over one side of the church and nearly blinded me. I stood and sat like a statue. I felt so still. Even though I was a bit drunk, I did not wobble. I was just purely still.

And I was drunk. I didn't realise really. The colours came through thick and fast - Golds, Greens, Reds. It was a beautiful cacophony of a Sunday Autumnal morning. I had been here before.

I did not go there for a 'kick' - I just went there in a very distressed state and to wait it out till I could get my 'medicine'. The thought of drinking in this sacred space or doing any kind of mind-altering stuff filled me with revulsion. Not here. Not ever. Never.

The sun followed through the grave stones. Shadows were cast. The cheeky Crows and birds still flew high in the sky, squawking, irreverent. But the dead did not mind.

It was here that I prayed. Without words. A pure perfect stillness.

I thought of the new world and things to come. I thought of the old world and what went before.

Tears fell from my eye but I was still as can be. I dried them as quick as they came. No shame. The dead did not mind.

So many thoughts came in to my mind. About how I just wanted peace between men. Then I felt a steely calm and thought how much I would love to do battle. Proper battle. I thought of the Crusaders before me with a righteous cause. Nothing more than a connection to how some men can feel when they have God on their side. I felt righteous. But it was not pompous. I was humble. A kind of numb. Stoic beyond stoic. Solid.

And the dead still did not mind.

The cold bit around me. Very cold today. But I wore my coat.

To get to this point. My age. And still suffer such betrayals. I was wounded. I admit.

At what point does a man stop looking inwards towards himself and just look outwards to the fools around him? I can not take any more responsibility. I can not beat myself up any more than I already have. I only want a deeper communion with my fellow man. I don't lie, I don't rob, I don't rape, I don't attack, my fellow man. Why the fuck do I have to go through this. The more I try to help people, the more I get attacked in return.

I am not even forcing my 'help' on people. I leave people alone.

All these thoughts went through my head on this misty English morning.

I thought about how I wanted nothing. That I wanted nothing more to do with the ways of men. I thought of the monks. I even thought of my RVF brothers, and many others...

I asked God 'who am I?'. In this dank green garden with the light beating through the slate stones of the dead.

And still they did not mind!

My only friends!

When the light hit the trees the Reds were something to behold. Like only something an autumn can hold. Like only a truth rarely spoken, a lie can be told. Like only a love so deep, its ways can unfold...


The bell ringers were superb. They would always start the same way. With a ringing tone. But quickly they would go in to some kind of trance and weird rhythm and 'melody' - can't really have melody when you ring lots of bells - it's more cacophony and happy accidents.

And it was all a prayer. It engaged you, enchanted you. Then it stopped. Silence. The most powerful thing of all. I thought of RVF brothers here for some reason. About how it would be wrong to break the silence. Never mind shit posting never mind long convoluted essays on this or that - silence was the king. And I enjoyed that silence, even in that quiet space - after the bells ringing. Nothing.

Then...

Then came the slow sound of voices rising. I was stood tall. Numb. Battle hardened. This was their prayer. I could not just hear it, but I could feel it as well. It was just for me. All for me. Like any time God talks to you... But it was for everyone else as well.



This is one of the stained glass windows going back half a millenium:

It depicts the last supper of Christ -

[Image: BeaminsterStMarysaltar.jpg]

I am just speaking in tongues here by this point and all is vanity.



To just stand here, be here, among the dead, in this hallowed sacred ground, was enough for me.


This was my prayer.

On a cold, misty Sunday morning.

Into the mystic.
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RE: Christian Prayer
“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
 
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;

For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.”

- The Prayer of St. Francis -
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RE: Christian Prayer
Romans 8:26 (KJV)

Quote:Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Matthew Henry Commentary on Romans 8:26,27

(not a fan of commentaries... however this was the first commentary done on the King James Bible... all this man did was read the Bible... plus he was probably breathing cleaner air, eating cleaner food, and drinking cleaner water, therefore he could probably think with far more clarity than most people today could ever dream of...)

Quote:8:26,27 Though the infirmities of Christians are many and great, so that they would be overpowered if left to themselves, yet the Holy Spirit supports them. The Spirit, as an enlightening Spirit, teaches us what to pray for; as a sanctifying Spirit, works and stirs up praying graces; as a comforting Spirit, silences our fears, and helps us over all discouragements. The Holy Spirit is the spring of all desires toward God, which are often more than words can utter. The Spirit who searches the hearts, can perceive the mind and will of the spirit, the renewed mind, and advocates his cause. The Spirit makes intercession to God, and the enemy prevails not.

Let the Spirit of Truth (the Holy Spirit) guide your prayer. Sometimes you might not know why you are praying for someone or perhaps something really specific, but later it might make a whole lot more sense...
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RE: Christian Prayer
There's the "Salve Regina", a beautiful prayer, that I recommend to learn in Latin :

"Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiæ,
vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevæ,
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia, ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuos
misericordes oculos ad nos converte;
Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria."

In English:

"Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
Hail our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry,
Poor banished children of Eve;
To thee do we send up our sighs,
Mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
Thine eyes of mercy toward us;
And after this our exile,
Show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary."



I also particularly like to read the psalm 91 before going to bed :

"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation."
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