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, Living Bread, and Bread of life eternal,
be so kind as to bless this bread
as You blessed the five loaves in the desert.
Grant that all who becomingly enjoy it
may receive from it due health of both body and soul.
(Then the bread and cake is sprinkled with holy water.)