let your merciful ears be open
to the prayers of your humble servants.
Teach us to ask for what pleases you,
that we may receive what we ask for;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Source: Gelasian Sacramentary, 8th Century, Historic Collect for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity
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