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.
Everything that is good has its beginning in You, O God,
and from You receives progress towards betterment.
We humbly beg of You to provide
that by the never failing help of Your fatherly wisdom,
this work, begun for the glory of Your name,
may be brought to completion,
through Christ our Lord.