16 August 2009

From the Gallican Sacramentary

With minds bowed down and bodies prostrate in devotion, let us pray the Almighty Lord that the Triune God may keep guard over all his worshippers, and over the one Body of the Church, his people. May he be pleased to grant to his priests peace and concord, to all the clergy the grace of a continuing ministry, protection to the learners, comfort to the bereaved, purity to monks, to workers their due, to the hungry food, clothing to the naked, health to the sick, release to the prisoner, to the wanderer home, to the seafarer his harbour. May he show to the proud humility, to the slanderer a decent tongue, to the penitent an end of his fault, to the sinner pardon, and to the straying heretic the way of truth.