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We ask you, Master, be our helper and defender. Rescue
  those of our number in distress; raise up the fallen; assist the needy;
  heal the sick; turn back those of your people who stray; feed the
  hungry; release our captives; revive the weak; encourage those who lose
  heart. Let all the nations realize that you are the only God, that Jesus
  Christ is your Child, and that we are your people and the sheep of your

–1 Clement (96)