hear the morning prayers of your people,
and enlighten our hearts with your healing goodness,
that no dark desires may trouble us
since the light of your heavenly grace has renewed us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Source: Gelasian, freely modified from Ancient Collects, ed. WIlliam Bright, p. 7#1
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