In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Let us pray.
Bless are you, Lord God of mercy, who through your son gave us a marvelous example of charity and the great commandment of love for one another.
Send down your blessings on these, your servants, who so generously devote themselves to helping others. When they are called on in times of need, let them faithfully serve you and their neighbor. Grant them the wisdom to govern with justice and protect the needs of all.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.