February 22nd, 2009

faith

seven petitions to the holy cross

Lord Jesus Christ, for the sake of Thy holy Cross, be with me to shield me. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, by the memory of Thy holy Cross, be within me to strengthen me. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, for Thy holy Cross, be ever round about me to protect me. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, for Thy glorious Cross, go before me to direct my steps. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, for Thy adorable Cross, come Thou after me to guard me. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, for Thy Cross, worthy of all praise, overshadow me to bless me. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, for Thy noble Cross, be Thou in me to lead me to Thy kingdom. Amen.

from the ancient Anglo-Saxon