you are faithful and true,
you “have mercy on thousands and ten thousands
of those who love you,”
you love the humble
and protect of the needy who lack all things,
for all things are subject to you.
Look down on this your people,
who bow their heads to you,
and bless them with spiritual blessing.
“Keep them as the apple of your eye,”
preserve them in piety and righteousness,
and give them eternal life in Christ Jesus your beloved Son,
with him be glory, honor, and worship to you and to the Holy Spirit,
now and always, and forever and ever. Amen.
Source: Apostolic Constitutions
Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Early Church, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953