R: To God, Who giveth joy to my youth.
The priest and server say alternately:
P: Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy; deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man.
R: For Thou art, God, my strength; why hast Thou cast me off? and why do I go sorrowful whilst the enemy afflicteth me?
P: Send forth Thy light and Thy truth: they have conducted me and brought me unto Thy holy hill, and into Thy tabernacles.
“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who, being in prayer, wouldst be comforted by an angel; grant me by virtue of Thy prayer, that when I pray, Thy holy angel may assist and comfort me. Amen.”
The prayers at the foot of the altar do not exist in the N.O.