I have been interested in christian magick for a while and thought about the 7 orisons from The Enchiridion of Pope Leo that supposedly Charlemagne recited in order to obtain his worldly success. The legend might be complete fiction, but do you think that the operation of reciting orisons and keeping them safe with you at all times would really help one obtain success in all their affairs? Anybody who ever used successfully this type of magick?
The legend itself is most likely fictional, the first print was almost a 1000 years after Charlemagne was born, and even the Grimoire itself only claims to have been first published in 1523.
That being said, the Vatican is known to have held text for centuries in their 'secret library'. Unfortunately, most of its contents are of the churches own sins and medieval porn pamphlets that the church deemed sacrilege. Who knows how old the text really is. Its origins are still dubious however, as the French used in the untranslated text places it no earlier than the 12th century.
If you are interested in the book however, here's a PDF of the 2016 translation, with diagrams and sigils included:
The Enchiridion was the first book I reproduced with colored inks on faux parchment, back more than 25 years ago. The book was made pocket-sized, now concealed in a cathedral.
Whether it is this particular set of prayers or something else, there is value in making your spiritual practice a regular commitment. If these seven prayers don't jive with you, maybe others would. The discipline, the reminders to aspire beyond material concerns, all of what goes into a regular spiritual practice adds up to something that is potentially character building.
Obviously it doesn't do that on its own. If you are willing to step up and do like Charlemagne, whose whole life is the stuff of legends, you could certainly do worse than to have a consistent devotional.
No doubt they are inspiring and humbling on their own, something we certainly need in the 21st century. The question is, would worldly success also be bestowed upon a person who recites them with belief as prescribed? It is said they did for Charlemagne, he even wrote a letter of thanks to the Church. However, this letter was never shown to the public, that's why I think it never existed. Otherwise the Church would have certainly shown it to obtain more credibility of the power of their prayers.