you enabled your servant Benedict
to establish wise rules for community life
and to lead by his example of obedience and humility;
help us by your Spirit
to walk with willing hearts
in the discipline of the Lord’s service;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
your will be done
on earth as in heaven.
Almighty and everlasting God,
we thank you that you have brought us safely
to the beginning of this day;
keep us from falling into sin or running into danger,
and guide us to do always what is right in your eyes.