Monday, 17 October 2016

All around us

Lancelot Andrews was a bishop in the Church of England in the 16th Century. He served as royal chaplain to Queen Elizabeth I and later to Kings James I and Charles I. Amongst his many achievements and writings is this lovely prayer. It speaks to me of the fact that Jesus is with us always. May these words speak to you today.

Be Thou within me, to strengthen me;
Without me, to keep me;
Above me, to protect me;
Beneath me, to uphold me;
Before me, to direct me;
Behind me, to keep me from straying;
Round about me, to defend me.
Blessed be Thou, O Lord, our Father,
for ever and ever.

May the Spirit of Jesus enfold you with this love and grace today.

Living in Grace

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