make your people always grow in love toward you,
their Father in heaven,
and train them to do holy works.
Pour your gifts on them,
that they may walk before you and be pleasing in your sight;
for the sake of Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Source: Roman Breviary, 11th Century
Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1954.