The Perfect Companion to Psalm 139

Fortress Your Soul with the Word of God

Today’s reading in the Psalms was Psalm 139-140 in the AM and 141-143 this evening. But today was also the day that I arrived at page 51 in my reread of The Celtic Way of Evangelism (George Hunter III, Abingdon Press, 2000) and there, on that page I found this gem of an ancient Celtic prayer . . .

“May Christ protect me today
   against poison and burning
   against drowning and wounding
   so that I may have abundant reward;
   Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me;
   Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
   Christ to right of me, Christ to left of me;
   Christ in my lying, Christ in my sitting,
      Christ in my rising:
   Christ in the heart of all who think of me,
   Christ on the tongue of all who speak to me,
   Christ in the eye of all who see me,
   Christ in the ear of all who hear me.”

Is that not a perfect complement to the first 18 verses of the 139th psalm?
Read it and see and seek the LORD of glory today.

 


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