2. BLESSING OF HORSES AND OTHER ANIMALS

Latin Version

P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

All: Who made heaven and earth.

P: The Lord be with you.

All: May He also be with you.

Let us pray.

God, our refuge and our strength and source of all goodness, heed the holy prayers of your Church, and grant that we fully obtain whatever we ask for in faith; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.
Let us pray.

Almighty everlasting God, who helped the illustrious St. Antony to emerge unscathed from the many temptations that beset him in this world; help also your servants to grow in virtue by his noble example, and to be delivered from the ever-present dangers of this life by his merits and intercession; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.
Let us pray.

Lord, let these animals have your blessing + to the benefit of their being, and by the intercession of St. Antony deliver them from all evil; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

They are sprinkled with holy water.