Almighty and everlasting God, preserve the works of Thy mercy, and pour into our hearts the sweetness of Thy most holy love, and of entire devotion to Thy holy will—Amen.
O Lord who hearest prayer, give ear unto our petitions; that we who, taken captive by our sins, are as it were withered like grass, may be delivered by Thy divine mercy—Amen.
Sarum Breviary, A.D. 1085.
O Lord from who all good things do come, grant to us, Thy humble servants, that by Thy holy inspiration we may think those things that are good, and by Thy merciful guiding may perform the same, through our Lord Jesus Christ—Amen.
Gelasian, A.D. 492.