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.
Bless, Lord, this lard (or bacon) which You have made,
that it may be a healthful food for mankind.
Grant by the invocation of Your holy name
that all who partake of it may receive health of body and safety of soul,
through Christ our Lord.
(Then it is sprinkled with holy water.)