O almighty and most merciful God,
keep us from all things that may hurt us
that we may be ready in both body and soul
to freely do your work;
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 Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
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