on those who believe in you. You are the God of glory for all ages.
Hasten to the aid of those who suffer, make speed to comfort those in trouble.
Father of believers, life of the living,
God who is over all, for there is no one above you.
Creator of all things, universal judge, Lord over princes, God of the world.
Sublime majesty of the heavenly Jerusalem, king, glory, and triumph of the kingdom.
God of eternal light, inexpressible,
highest, most loveable, beyond compare.
Great and clement God, wise and omniscient, mover of all things, ancient and new.
Pope Pelagius I
Prayer for salvation
My Saviour, grant that the arduous task of my salvation may be brought to a happy conclusion. May neither the lashing rains,
nor the impetus of torrents racing down from the
nor the violent storm be able to shake my house.
With your victorious hand, assist me, Lord!
Be my help, preserve my life,
that I may praise you, the giver and Lord of all that is most precious and the salvation of men.
Without you, Almighty, no work would exist, no project, no idea, no proposal, no security, nor any of those things that
would serve to attain the final end.
You have created and given me, both soul and body; you have raised me up when I had fallen,
and have shown me the way to heaven.
And you will bring me in, without merit of mine, to your house to live with you in eternity
and to sing a hymn to your glory
along with all the blessed.
Prayer for the Catholic Church
We beg you, good Jesus, our Lord,
by the intercession of the glorious Virgin Mary your Mother, and of all angels and saints,
to increase the faith of your catholic Church, to grant us peace and forgive our sins.
Grant health to the sick,
a good journey and happy arrival
to those who travel by land or sea or air,
serenity to those who suffer,
liberty to the oppressed;
to slaves, to the vanquished, to pilgrims, liberty, clemency and return to their homeland.
Send your holy angel on sentry
over those who place obstacles to fraternal charity;
in your kindness grant true faith to those who believe not, and eternal repose to those of our brothers
who have died in the faith.
Alcuin’s Liturgical Collection