Assist us mercifully, O Lord,
in these our supplications which we make before Thee
on the feast of blessed Nicholas, thy holy Confessor:
that we, who put not our trust in our own righteousness,
may be succoured by the prayers of him
that found favour in thy sight.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who being God,
lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
for ever and ever.