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Blessing of Herbs on the Feast of the Assumption

Our help is in the name of the Lord;
Who hath made heaven and earth.
A hymn, O God, becometh Thee in Sion: and a vow shall be paid to Thee in Jerusalem.
O hear my prayer: all flesh shall come to Thee.
The words of the wicked have prevailed over us; and Thou wilt pardon our transgressions.
Blessed is he whom Thou hast chosen and taken to Thee: he shall dwell in Thy courts.
We shall be filled with the good things of Thy house: holy is Thy temple, wonderful in justice.
Hear us O God, our Savior, who art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and in the sea afar off.
Thou who preparest the mountains by Thy strength, being girded with power: who troublest the depth of the sea, the noise of its waves.
The Gentiles shall be troubled, and they that dwell in the uttermost borders shall be afraid at Thy signs: Thou shalt make the outgoings of the morning and of the evening to be joyful.
Thou hast visited the earth, and hast plentifully watered it: Thou hast in many ways enriched it.
The river of God is filled with water, Thou hast prepared their food: for so is its preparation.
Fill up plentifully the stream thereof, multiply its fruits: it shall spring up and rejoice in its showers.
Thou shalt bless the crown of the year with Thy goodness: and Thy fields shall be filled with plenty.
The beautiful places of the wilderness shall grow fat: and the hills shall be girded about with joy.
The rams of the flock are clothed, and the vales shall abound with corn: they shall shout, yea, they shall sing a hymn.
For the Lord will give goodness;
And our earth shall yield her fruit.
Thou waterest the hills from Thy upper rooms.
The earth shall be filled with the fruit of Thy works;
Bring forth grass for cattle.
And herb for the service of men;
That Thou mayst bring bread out of the earth;
And that wine may cheer the heart of man
That he may make the face cheerful with oil;
And that bread may strengthen man's heart.
He sent His word and healed them;
And delivered them from their destruction.

Almighty, eternal God: by Thy word Thou hast created heaven, earth, and the sea, all things visible and invisible, out of nothing; Thou hast ordained that the earth bring forth plants and trees for the use of men and animals; Thou hast decreed that each germinate according to its nature and bring forth fruit in due time, and Thou hast decreed that these plants should serve not only as food but as medicine in time of sickness. We humbly pray with heart and tongue that Thou wouldst bless these various herbs and plants and in Thy mercy grant a new blessing upon those powers that Thou hast caused to be inherent in these plants. May they, therefore, be a protection against all sickness and tribulation when we use them for man and beast in Thy name whose glorious Assumption we celebrate this day.

O God, who on this day didst raise the root of Jesse, the mother of Thy Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, to the heights of heaven, we humbly pray Thee, that by her intercession and under her protection the fruit of her womb, Thy Son, might be given to us mortal men, that by the power of Thy Son and the protection of His glorious Mother we may be disposed to our eternal salvation by these temporal gifts.

O God, who didst command the children of Israel that they should bring the sheaves of new fruits to the priest to be blessed and that they should rejoice before the Lord, graciously hear our prayers and pour forth the fullness of Thy blessing upon these fruits and herbs which we gratefully present this day before Thy alta

Grant that, wherever they may be placed, they may be a potent means against sickness and pestilence, against the poison of serpents and the sting of poisonous animals, as also against the deceits, snares, and machinations of the devil. Grant that we may be worthy to be received with our sheaves of good works into heaven through the merits of the most Blessed Virgin Mary.

Translated by Most Reverend J. H. Schlarman Bishop of Peoria
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More Prayers as Blessings Prayers

The custom of giving blessings goes back to the very earliest times. In the morning of Creation, on the completion of each day's work, God blessed the living creatures that came from His hands, bidding them increase and multiply and fill the earth (Gen. i-ii). When Noah emerged from the Ark, he received God's benediction (Genesis 9:1), and this heritage he transmitted through his sons, Sem and Japheth, to posterity.

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Blessing of All Domestic Animals
Lord God King of heaven and earth, Thou the Word of the Father by whom all creatures were given us ...
Blessing of Bacon or Lard
Bless, O Lord, this lard (or bacon), that it may be an effective remedy for the human race, and ...
Blessing of the Barn and the Stored Harvest
O Lord, Almighty God, Thou dost not cease to give many riches in the dew that falls from heaven, ...
Blessing of a Bedroom
V. Our help is in the name of the Lord. R. Who has made heaven and earth. V. The Lord be with ...
The Blessing of a Bedroom
V. Our help is in the name of the Lord. R. Who has made heaven and earth. V. The Lord be with ...
Blessing of Bees
Lord God, Almighty, who didst create heaven and earth, and all the animals that live in the air and ...
Blessing of Bread
Holy Lord, almighty Father, eternal God, graciously deign to bless this bread with Thy spiritual ...
Blessing of Bread and Cake
Lord Jesus Christ, Thou the bread of angels, Thou the living bread of eternal life, graciously ...
Blessing of Cheese and Butter
O Lord, almighty God, deign to bless and sanctify this cheese (or butter), which Thou hast produced ...
Blessing of a Christmas Tree
Dear God, two thousand years ago, you brought your son, Jesus into this world to teach us the power ...
Blessing of the Cornerstone of a New Building
O God, with whom every good thing has its beginning, and through whom it is improved and increased: ...
Blessing of Diseased Animals
We call upon Thy mercy, O Lord, without ceasing; grant that these animals, afflicted with grievous ...
Blessing of Diseased Cattle
O Lord, deal not with us according to our sins, nor reward us according to our iniquities. Thou ...
Blessing of Eggs
We pray Thee, O Lord, may the grace of Thy benediction come down upon these eggs, that they may be ...
Blessing of a Farm
Bless, O Lord, Almighty God, this house (or, this farm). May health and purity, goodness and ...
Blessing of Food
Bless, O Lord this food that it may be an effective and salutary remedy for mankind. For Thy name's ...
Blessing of Fresh Fruit
Bless, O Lord, these new fruits (here insert the name of the fruits), and grant that all who eat of ...
Blessing of Grapes
Bless, O Lord, these new fruits of the vine which Thou hast brought to maturity by the dew of ...
Blessing of the Harvest
Our help is in the name of the Lord. Who has made heaven and earth. The Lord be with you. And ...
Blessing of the Hearth
Lord, God, Almighty Father, eternal Light and Creator of all lights, bless this new fire. Grant ...
Blessing of Herbs on the Feast of the Assumption
Our help is in the name of the Lord; Who hath made heaven and earth. A hymn, O God, becometh ...
Blessing of Horses and other Draft Animals
The animals praise and glorify God inasmuch as they assist man and serve him. In their own way they ...
Blessing and Investiture with Miraculous Medal
Priest vests in surplice and white stole +. Our help is in the name of the Lord R. Who made ...
Blessing of a Mill
Almighty, eternal God who hast said: "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread," bless this ...
Blessing of a New House
O heavenly Father, Almighty God, we humbly beseech Thee to bless and sanctify this house and all ...
Blessing of Orchards and Vineyards
We beseech Thee, Almighty God, in Thy goodness, to pour down Thy blessing on these young shoots and ...
Blessing of Pasture, Meadows, and Fields
O God, through whom every good thing has its beginning, and through whom it is improved and ...
Blessing of Poultry
O God, Creator of all things, besides the other kinds of creatures Thou hast deigned to produce the ...
Blessing of Salt and Feed for Animals
Lord God, Creator and Preserver of all things, in whose hand is the vital principle of every living ...
Blessing of a Spring or Well
We cry without ceasing, O Lord, to Thy fatherly goodness that Thou wouldst sanctify this fountain ...
Blessing for the Sprouting Seed
To Thee, O Lord, we cry and pray: bless this sprouting seed, strengthen it in the gentle movement ...
Blessing of a Stable
O Lord, Almighty God, who didst decree that Thy only- begotten Son, our Redeemer, should be born in ...
Blessing of a Wagon or other Vehicle
Be gracious, O Lord God, to our prayers and bless this vehicle with Thy right hand. Send Thy holy ...
Blessing of a Water Supply
O Lord, Almighty God, who hast given us an ample supply of water, led off by pipes from this ...
Blessing of Wine
On the feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist (28 December) Graciously bless and sanctify, O ...
Blessing of Wine
After the last Gospel of the Mass in the feast of Saint John. Psalm 22 The Lord ruleth me: ...
Irish Blessing
Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the ...
Irish Blessing
Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the ...
A Marriage Blessing Prayer
We thank you, O God, for the Love You have implanted in our hearts. May it always inspire us to ...
Nuptial Blessing # 1 (the Shorter Version)
Be appeased, O Lord, by our humble prayers, and in Your kindness assist this institution of ...
Nuptial Blessing # 2 (the Longer Version)
O God, by Your mighty power You made all things out of nothing. First, You set the beginnings of ...
Nuptial Blessing # 2 (the Longer Version)
O God, by Your mighty power You made all things out of nothing. First, You set the beginnings of ...
Nuptial Blessing #1 (The Shorter Version)
Be appeased, O Lord, by our humble prayers, and in Your kindness assist this institution of ...
Scots Gaelic Blessing
Peace between neighbours, Peace between kindred, Peace between lovers... Peace between person ...
Scots Gaelic Blessing
Peace between neighbours, Peace between kindred, Peace between lovers... Peace between person ...
Scots Gaelic Blessing
Peace between neighbours, Peace between kindred, Peace between lovers... Peace between person ...
Table Blessing for Holy Thursday
Reading: Instructing his friends into the divine mysteries, Jesus, the wisdom of God, prepares a ...
Table Blessing for Holy Thursday
Reading: Instructing his friends into the divine mysteries, Jesus, the wisdom of God, prepares a ...
When Using Holy Water
By this holy water and by Your Precious Blood, wash away all my sins, O Lord. St. Theresa of ...

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