Prayer to St. Benedict

O Holy Father,
blessed by God,
both in grace and in name,
who while standing in prayer
with thy hands raised to heaven,
didst most happily yield thy angelic spirit
into the hand of thy Creator,
and hast promised zealously
to defend against all the snares of the enemy,
in the last struggle of death,
those who shall daily remind thee
of thy glorious departure
and they heavenly joys.
Protect me, I beseech thee,
O glorious father,
this day and every day,
by thy holy blessing,
that I may never be separated
from our blessed Lord,
from the society of thyself,
and of all the blessed.