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 fresh fruit of the vine,
which You have been so kind
as to bring to full ripeness with the dew of heaven,
abundant rain, and calm and clear weather.
You have given them for our use,
and we should receive them with gratitude
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and is King and God with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.
(Then the grapes are sprinkled with holy water.)