18. BLESSING OF A CINCTURE

to be worn in honor of our Lord Jesus Christ

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, who willed, in redeeming your servant, that your Son should be bound by impious hands, we beg you to bless + this cincture; and grant that your servant, who is to wear it as a reminder of bodily mortification, may always venerate the bonds of our Lord Jesus Christ, and may acknowledge that he (she) is bound to your service; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

It is sprinkled with holy water.