V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who has made heaven and earth.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.
Let us pray.
Lord Jesus Christ,
You live and are King forever.
Bread of angels,
Bread of everlasting life,
be so kind as to bless this bread
as You blessed the five loaves in the desert,
that all who taste of it may through it receive health of body and soul.
(Then the bread is sprinkled with holy water.)