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2011 Missal
 
Collect
 
Almighty and merciful God,
may no earthly undertaking hinder those
who set out in haste to meet your Son,
but may our learning of heavenly wisdom
gain us admittance to his company.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
 
Prayer over the Offerings
 
Be pleased, O Lord, with our humble prayers and offerings,
and, since we have no merits to plead our cause,
come, we pray, to our rescue
with the protection of your mercy.
Through Christ our Lord.
 
Prayer after Communion
 
Replenished by the food of spiritual nourishment,
we humbly beseech you, O Lord,
that, through our partaking in this mystery,
you may teach us to judge wisely the things of earth
and hold firm to the things of heaven.
Through Christ our Lord.
1998 Missal
 
Opening Prayer
 
Almighty and merciful God,
do not let our earthly concerns
keep us from hastening to meet your Son,
but teach us the heavenly wisdom
that makes us his true companions.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.
 
 
Prayer over the Gifts
 
Lord,
in your goodness
be pleased with our prayers and offerings
and, since we can merit nothing of ourselves,
come to our rescue with your mercy.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, the Lord.
 
 
Prayer after Communion
 
Lord, you have nourished us with the food of life.
Through our partaking of this sacrament
teach us to judge wisely the things of earth
and to cherish those of heaven.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.