The Oath of a Knight and the Ancient Sword Prayer


Oath of a Knight

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Be loyal of hand and of mouth, seeking by God's grace to serve every man as best ye may.

Seek the fellowship of godly men, harken unto their words and remember them.

Be humble and courtesy wherever thou goest, not talking much but neither being dumb altogether.

Ye must protect the lives of women and children though it cost thee thine own life.

If ye fall into the company of lads or men who speak in disrespectful ways of any woman or maiden, thou art to tell them in gracious words that this displeases thy Lord and depart their company forthwith.

Thou art to promote faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and King and Savior and protect those who seek to worship in His name any where upon the face of this earth that He has made.

These words come down to us from an ancient knightly order in which knights were instructed in their duties.

The Prayer for a Knight’s Sword

This is an ancient Medieval Prayer

"Hearken we beseech Thee, O Lord, to our prayers, and deign to bless with the right hand of Thy Majesty this sword with which They servant desires to be girded, that it may be a defense of churches, widows, orphans and all Thy servants against the scourge of pagans, that it may be the terror and dread of all evil-doers, and that it may be just in both attack and defense."