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Prayers and Reflections

Extract from Saint Patrick’s Breastplate

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

I arise today. 
Memorare : 

Remember, O most   gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided.

Inspired with this  confidence, I fly to you, 
O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and  sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,
but your mercy, hear and  answer me