May the Lord direct our hearts,
this day and for ever,
in the love of God
and in the patient waiting for Christ.
The Lord bless us and preserve us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life;
through Jesus + Christ our Lord.
Source: Parts are from Sarum Rite (“The Lord bless us…”).
Source of this version: The gospel of the kingdom, a vade-mecum of texts and prayers of intercession, ed. Hugh Croskery, 1877