Almighty and everlasting God, behold we approach the sacrament of the passion of thy only begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. As sick, we come to the physician of life; as unclean, to the fountain of mercy; as blind, to the light of eternal splendour; as needy, to the Lord of heaven and earth. We pray thee of thine infinite mercy to heal our sickness, to wash our foulness, to lighten our darkness, and to enrich our poverty; that receiving the Body and Blood of thy dear Son, we may be incorporated into his mystical body, and ever be reckoned among his members; who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth one God, world without end.