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.
Holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God,
we beg and pray You to be so kind
as to turn Your calm eyes and happy countenance
upon these crops and seeds.
You testified to Your servant Moses in the land of Egypt, saying:
"Tell the sons of Israel
that when they have entered the land of promise
which I shall give them,
they should offer their first fruits to the priests,
and they shall be blessed."
Now we ask You, Lord,
by the aid of Your mercy,
to send the blessing of Your right hand upon these crops,
which You have been so kind as to give us to present to You.
Grant that no hail may crush them,
nor violent winds destroy them,
but may they ever remain unharmed.
Be so kind as to bring them to great abundance
and ripeness for the use of body and soul.
You live and are King in the perfect Trinity for ever and ever.
Let us pray.
Almighty, everlasting God,
sower and nourisher of the heavenly Word,
You till the ground of our hearts with spiritual tools.
Hear our prayers, please,
and pour Your great blessing upon the fields that have been sown,
and by the grace of Your protection,
turn away from them the force of every storm.
Let all these fruits be filled with Your blessing
and be brought to storehouse without trouble,
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Your Son, who lives and is King and God with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.
(Then they are sprinkled with holy water, and if possible, incensed.)