O God, Thou Author of invincible power, King of an unconquerable empire, who checkest the force of the adverse power, who overcometh the fierceness of the raging enemy, who powerfully subdues hostile malice, Thee, O Lord, trembling and suppliant, we implore and entreat to look benignly upon this Thy own creature of salt and water;
that Thou mayest enlighten and sanctify with the dew of Thy clemency wherever it shall be sprinkled, through the invocation of Thy Holy Name;
that every attack of the unclean spirit may be repelled;
that the terror of the venomous serpent may be banished, and that the presence of Thy Holy Spirit may
deign to be everywhere with us who seek Thy mercy.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth forever. Amen.”