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.

We ask and beg of You, Lord,
to bless this sprouting seed.
Warm it with the gentle breath of soft winds,
make it fruitful with dew from heaven,
and be so kind as to bring it to its fullest maturity
for the good of our souls and bodies,
through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.