V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who has made heaven
V. The Lord
be with you.
R. And with your spirit.
Let us pray.
Lend a willing ear, Lord
God, to our prayers, and bless this vehicle with Your holy right
hand. Direct Your holy angels
to accompany it, that they may free those who ride in it from all dangers, and always guard them. And just as by Your deacon Philip You gave faith
to the man
as he sat in his chariot reading the Sacred Word, so, point out to Your servants the way of salvation. Grant that, aided by Your grace, and with their hearts set on good
works, they may, after all the joys and sorrows of this journey through life, merit
to receive eternal joys, through Christ
(And it is sprinkled with holy water.)
By this holy water and by Your Precious Blood, wash away all my sins, O Lord.
St. Theresa of Avila on holy water: "From long experience I have learned that there is nothing like holy water to put devils to flight and prevent them from coming back again. They also flee from the cross, but return; so holy ... continue reading
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