Today’s post will be a little different, but I found a nugget I’d love to share with you all 🙂 Do you ever think about Princesses, knights, castles and tales of chivalry? I don’t know about you but I’ve forever loved the classic medieval tale, & I always wanted to be the princess! Hence why I love to describe God’s kingdom in Medieval terms, and although Knights are guys, I’d encourage you to read the following as builders of the Kingdom….
The Ancient Oath of Knights
” Be loyal of hands and mouth, and serve every man as best you may. Seek the fellowship of good men; hearken to their words and remember them. Be humble and courteous wherever thou go, boasting not nor talking overmuch, neither be dumb altogether. Look to it that no lady or damsel be in reproach through your default, nor any woman whatsoever quality. And if you fall into company where men speak with disrespect of any woman, show by gracious words what it pleaseth you not, and depart.”
The Prayer for a Knight’s Sword
“Hearken we beseech Thee, O Lord, to our prayers, and deign to bless with the right hand of Thy Majesty this sword with which Thy servant desires to be girded, that it may be a defence of churches, widows, orphans and all Thy servants against the scourge of pagans, that it may be the terror and read of all evil-doers, and that it may be just in both attack and defense.”
To be honest, I forget where I found this, but in my learning of the Middle Ages, I was delighted to find these ancient words, passed from an order in which knights were instructed as to their duties. Although they are amazing just the way they are, I like to also change it up for a more maidenly application. I think a Proverbs 31 version would be perfect. The sword I think is a symbol of what gives you power; be it talent, position, etc.
Well, hope this gives you something neat to think about!
Hope you have a lovely & Christ focused week!
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33