O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Alleluia.
How great is your name, O Lord our God,
through all the earth!
Your majesty is praised above the heavens;
on the lips of children and of babes
you have found praise to foil your enemy,
to silence the foe and the rebel.
When I see the heavens, the work of your hands,
the moon and the stars which you arranged,
what is man that you should keep him in mind,
mortal man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him little less than a god;
with glory and honor you crowned him,
gave him power over the works of your hands,
put all things under his feet.
All of them, sheep and cattle,
yes, even the savage beasts,
birds of the air, and fish
that make their way through the waters.
How great is your name, O Lord our God
through all the earth!
Reading of the Day
Now we must honour the guardian of heaven,
the might of the architect, and his purpose,
the work of the Father of glory
as he, the eternal Lord, established the beginning of wonders;
he first created for the children of men
heaven as a roof, the holy Creator
Then the guardian of mankind,
the eternal Lord, afterwards appointed the middle earth,
the lands for men, the Lord almighty.
Cædmon, reported by Bede: Ecclesiastical History of England, Chapter 24
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Collect of the Day in the Novena
Almighty and eternal Lord,
Father of glory and guardian of mankind,
may we gladly see your grace in one another.
Fill us with praise for the wonders you have created
in the world you have made for us to live in,
that we may joyfully work and pray for the unity of your Church
and of all your children beneath the roof of heaven;
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. Amen.
Collect for the Novena
O God, who taught the hearts of your faithful people
by the sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit;
Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things,
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of that same Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen