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.

Almighty and eternal God, You have said,
as a punishment for sin,
“With the sweat of your brow shall you earn your food.”
Bless this mill, which has been built to grind our grain,
so that bread for our nourishment can be made of it,
and send an angel of light to protect it,
through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.