A Prayer to Our Heavenly Father to Follow St. Joan of Arc’s Example


O, mighty Lord, I pray
That You will be my shield,
just as You protected St. Joan of Arc in battle.
As I do battle against ignorance, cruelty, and injustice,
through Your unending love,
I pray that You will deliver me from my enemies
and that You will grant me goodness and steadfastness,
so that I might lead others to do Your will

and glorify Your Name.
Through the power of Christ, our Lord. Amen.

—Eighteenth Century Schoolgirl Prayer


This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

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