Prayer of Reconciliation
The priest commences as in the liturgy of St. Basil until the reading of the Gospel; he proceeds with the
Prayer of the Veil
according to our father Saint John the tHRice blessed. To the Father (inaudibly):
O Creator of the whole creation, of that which is seen andof that which is not seen, who cares for all things; forYours they are.O Lover of Souls; I seek Your compassion O LordAlmighty. I, poor, despised, and unprofit able as I amamong Thy servants, now drawing near to Your Holy ofHolies, and about to touch this holy and mysterioussacrament give me, O Lord, Thy Holy Spirit: that fireimmaterial and incomprehensible that devours all infirmityand consumes wicked inventions.Let it kill the earthly senses of the flesh; let it restrain thewanderings of the mind that lead it to imaginations full ofaches and passion: And as it is proper for priests, let itmake me rise above all mortal thoughts, and grant me thesanctifying words in order to fulfill this offer ing now laidon the altar which is the mystery of mysteries; in thefellowship and communion of Your Christ. To whom withYou and the Holy Spirit, the Giver-of-Life, and of oneessence with You, belongs glory now and unto the ofages, Amen.
PrayDeacon:Stand up for prayer.