Always be joyful, pray continually;
give thanks, whatever happens.
- I lift up my eyes to the hills —
from where will my help come?
- My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
- He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
- He who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
- The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade at your right hand.
- The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
- The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
- The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time on and for evermore.
The Armour of God
grant us your wisdom and favour,
give us the grace to cast off the works of darkness
and put on the full armour of God,
now in the time of this mortal life,
Place on us the belt of truth, because you are the way,
and the truth and the life,
the breastplate of righteousness,
because we have no righteousness of our own,
but you became our righteousness on the cross.
Place on us shoes of the Gospel of peace
that we miss no opportunity to share your love with others.
Put on us the shield of faith,
that the fiery darts of the enemy do not harm us in any way.
Put on us the helmet of salvation,
that our minds be protected and renewed daily in You.
Put on us the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God;
and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with us all for ever more.