Under attack

I am beseeching Thee
To keep us from ill,
To keep us from hurt,
To keep us from harm…
The Celtic Christians understood being attacked. They have a wealth of wonderful prayers on the subject. They loved family and community and prayed that they would be safe. Their prayers are interesting. The Celtic Christians are often portrayed as pastoral nature lovers – a kind of Hobbit-people. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The Celtic Christians were just like us. They were practical people and they knew danger and unfairness when they saw it. If you feel under attack today or are worried about people you love, why not try this gorgeous shielding prayer.
Shepherd us this day,
Relieve our distress,
Enfold us this night.