A Knight’s Prayer

I will be strong and courageous. I will not fear nor be discouraged, for the Lord my God will be with me wherever I go. He will not fail nor forsake me. God has not given me a spirit of fear, but He has given me a spirit of power, of love, and of a sound mind. Goodness and mercy will follow me every day.

I will dwell with Jesus forever for it is God’s good will to give me the Kingdom of Heaven. Lord, I know that it is the time. It is the hour for me to awake from sleep. For my salvation is nearer now than when I first believed; the night is advanced, the day is at hand. Let me throw off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let me conduct myself properly as in the day.

By the mercies of God, I present my body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, as my spiritual worship. Since I am surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, I will rid myself of every burden and sin that clings to me and persevere in running the race that lies before me while keeping my eyes fixed on Jesus, the Leader and Perfecter of Faith. I will not grow tired of doing good, for in due time, I shall reap the harvest, if I don’t give up. I choose life, that me and my descendants may live, loving the Lord our God, obeying His voice, and cleaving to Him; for that means life to me.

I will trust in the Lord with all of my heart, and I will not rely on my own insight. In all of my ways I will acknowledge Him, and He will make straight my paths. I will not be wise in my own eyes; I will fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. When I lack wisdom, I will ask for it from God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given to me. For God has brought me into union with Christ Jesus, and God has made Christ to be my wisdom.

I will humble myself in sight of the Lord and He will lift me up. God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble. Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak; O Lord, heal me, for my bones are troubled.

Whatever things are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – I will meditate on these things. Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle. Lord, please make me a man who turns the world upside down.

Amen