Prayer Against Evil Words

Saint Anne, Nubian Wall Painting Fragment from Faras Cathedral, Anonymous, Coptic, 8th Century

Saint Anne, Nubian Wall Painting Fragment from Faras Cathedral, Anonymous, Coptic, 8th Century


Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, and a door round about my lips.

Incline not my heart to evil words: to make excuses in sins.


Pone, Domine, custodiam ori meo, et ostium circumstantiae labiis meis.

Ut non declinet cor meum in verbo malitiae, ad excusandas excusationes in peccatis.


(Roman Missal, Ordinary of the Mass, Offertory Prayers)



And the words of my mouth shall be such as may please: and the meditation of my heart always in Thy sight. O Lord, my helper, and my redeemer.  


Et erunt ut complaceant eloquia oris mei, et meditatio cordis mei in conspectu tuo semper. Domine, adjutor meus, et redemptor meus. 

 

- Psalm 18.15



Notre Dame and Walled City, the Crucifixion and the Virgin, Manuscript, Royal MS 16 F II f. 89r, c. 1492-1500

Notre Dame and Walled City, the Crucifixion and the Virgin, Manuscript, Royal MS 16 F II f. 89r, c. 1492-1500


Immaculate Queen of Peace, pray for us.

Immaculata Regina Pacis, ora pro nobis.