V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who has made heaven and earth.
V. Let us pray
Almighty and everlasting God, we humbly beg of Your measureless mercy to bless this salt that You have made and given mankind to use. Sanctify it in Your loving kindness, so that all who partake of it may receive health of both mind and body. Grant that whatever is touched or sprinkled by it may be preserved from uncleanness, and from every assault of the wicked foe, through our Lord Jesus Christ.
V. Let us pray.
O God, for the salvation of mankind You have built Your greatest sacraments on this substance of water. Give a kindly hearing to our prayers, and pour out the power of Your blessing on this element, now prepared for our many kinds of purifications. Grant that this, Your creature, may receive power by divine grace, in serving Your mysteries, to drive away evil spirits, and dispel diseases. Grant that everything in the homes or other buildings of the faithful that is sprinkled with this water may be freed of all uncleanness, and be freed from harm. Let no harmful spirit abide here, nor breath of corruption approach, and may all the snares of our hidden enemy vanish. If there be anything which threatens either the health or the peace of those living there, may the sprinkling of this water put it to flight. Grant that the well-being sought by calling on Your holy name may be defended from all attacks, through Christ our Lord.
V. May this water and salt join in the Name of the Fater and of The Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
O God, You are the origin of unshakable power, the King of an unconquerable dynasty, and a ruler ever magnificent in triumphs. It is You that hold in check the forces of the hostile power, You that vanquish the rage of the roaring foe, You that scatter far and wide the snares of the enemy. Trembling and bowing before You, we ask of You and we beg, O Lord, that You behold with favor this mixture of salt and water, to regard it with kindness, and to bless it with the breath of Your tireless love. Grant that wherever it is sprinkled at the invocation of Your holy name, the attacks of the unclean spirit may be banished, and the fear of the fatal serpent be kept far away. Let the presence of the Holy Spirit within us, who humbly implore Your mercy, be everywhere granted, 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.