Antiphon (mantra) repeat quietly:
You, O God, endure forever; grant us life by your word.
Canticle: Wisdom 9:1-4, 9-11
God of Mercy,
you have made all things by your word.
In your wisdom you have appointed me
to care for all creatures,
to govern the world in holiness and justice,
with integrity of heart.
Grant me Wisdom, always present with you;
reject me not from among the faithful.
With you is Wisdom, who knows your works
and witnessed the world's beginning,
who understands what is pleasing to you
and what agrees with your commands.
Out of your glory, send Wisdom
to be with me and work with me.
Wisdom knows and understands all things
and will guide and protect me in all that I do.
from Erie Benedictines