I Arise Today (Book of Cerne)

bookcerneevangalistI arise today:
might of Heaven
brightness of Sun
whiteness of Snow
splendor of Fire
speed of Light
swiftness of Wind
depth of Sea
stability of Earth
firmness of Rock.

I arise today:
Might of God
Power of God
Wisdom of God
Eye of God
Ear of God
Word of God
Hand of God
Path of God
Shield of God
Host of God.

Source: The Book of Cerne

Source of this version: http://www.faithandworship.com/Morning_Prayers.htm#ixzz4FAjKHLBC
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Note: This is a unique prayer because it seems to have a multiple address but no petitions. It calls on elements of God’s creation, and then on attributes of God. The unstated petition is this: all the elements of God’s creation must protect and be a blessing to me because God with all of his powers and attributes has given me his promise.

Illustration from the Book of Cerne, Cambridge University Library,wikipedia.com


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Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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