Prayers before battle



As a Christian, I like to look for great spiritual messages in popular culture. Often times they are few and far between, but for that reason when I find one, it is usually special and stays with me over time. I found one of my favorite prayers in an action movie about vikings of all things! The movie is the 13th Warrior starring Antonio Banderas. The prayer is offered up by Antonio before the final battle when the outcome looks less than hopeful. The crux of the prayer is as follows…

“For all the things we ought to have thought and have not thought; all we ought to have said and have not said; all we ought to have done and have not done … I pray thee, God, for forgiveness.”

Wow! Nice huh? We thank God for blessings, and we pray for forgiveness for bad things we did, and…

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