God, in thee have I trusted,
Saint Nicholas, to thee I entrust my prayers,
Upon thee both I cast my care,
even upon thee I throw my soul.
This is what thou exact from me
Thee, by thy commands, thee, by thy counsels.
Receive him who throws himself upon thee both,
Hast him who is prostrate before thee.
Keep me when I sleep, help me in what ever I do,
Inspire me in whatever I think,
Thee, Lord, by thy grace,
Thee, Nicholas, by thy intercession
Thee for the merits of thy so loved confessor,
Thee according to the name of thee and my Creator,
who is blessed for evermore. Amen.
St Anselm of Canterbury, c.1033-1109
O God, who didst adorn thy blessed Bishop Saint Nicholas with power to work many and great miracles: grant, we beseech thee; that by his prayers and merits, we may be delivered from the fires of everlasting torment; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. - Divine Worship: The Missal.
Fr Lee Kenyon