Prayer at the Blessing of a Medal
Let us pray to the Lord:
O Lord our King, Sovereign of the heavenly and earthly, Father of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, who did command Moses Your servant to place the images of the Cherubim in Your holy tabernacle upon either side of the Mercy Seat. Vouchsafe, we beseech You, O our King to send the grace of Your Holy Spirit and Your Angel upon this medal; and of Your Fatherly goodness to bless (+) and sanctify it, mindful of the mystery which it represents.
And that it may kindle devout affection and increase holiness of life; endow it with the aid of Your protection against all snares of the enemy, make it to be a protection of soul and body. Through the grace and compassion and love of Your Only‑Begotten Son, our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, and of Your All‑Holy, Good and Life‑creating Spirit, One God; both now and ever, and unto ages of ages: Amen.
The Priest, blessing the medal with Holy Water, says:
This image is hallowed through the Grace of the Holy Spirit, through the sprinkling of Holy Water: in the Name of the (+) Father, and of the (+) Son, and of the (+) Holy Spirit: Amen.
Then the Dismissal of the Day, including the Saint whose Ikon has been blessed.
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