Beloved, before beginning any task, make the sign of the Cross and beseech the Lord that all may be well with thee:

O Almighty God, our Help, Refuge, Shelter, Fountain of wisdom and Tower of strength, Who knowest that I can do nothing without Thy guidance and help; assist me, I pray Thee, and direct me to divine wisdom and power, that I may accomplish this task in a manner pleasing to Thee, and whatever I may undertake to do, faithfully and dilligently, according to Thy will, so that it may be profitable to myself and others, and to the glory of Thy Holy Name.

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.


O Lord, open our hearts and minds, quell the passions and help us to seek after Thee always!