We adore God, and so we petition Him to grant to us, in His infinite mercy, a just answer to our prayers as only God can. We trust in God's mercy, His right judgement and His love of His creation.
verb: vouchsafe; 3rd person present: vouchsafes; past tense: vouchsafed; past participle: vouchsafed; gerund or present participle: vouchsafing
- give or grant (something) to (someone) in a gracious or condescending manner: "it is a blessing vouchsafed him by heaven"
- reveal or disclose (information): "you'd never vouchsafed that interesting tidbit before"
Middle English: originally as the phrase vouch something safe on someone, i.e., ‘warrant the secure conferment of (something on someone).’The use of vouchsafe in the Divine Worship of the Ordinariate:
From the Offertory
O God, who didst wondrously create, and yet more wondrously renew the dignity of man’s nature: grant that by the mystery of this water and wine we may be made partakers of his divinity, as he vouchsafed to become partaker of our humanity, even Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Preparation of Incense/Thurible
Through the intercession of blessed Michael the Archangel standing at the right hand of the altar of incense, and of all his elect, may the Lord vouchsafe to bless this incense, and to receive it for a sweet smelling savour; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
From the Roman Canon
We offer them unto thee, first, for thy holy Catholic Church: that thou vouchsafe to keep her in peace, to guard, unite, and govern her throughout the whole world; together with thy servant N., our Pope, N., our Bishop, (or N., our Ordinary), and all the faithful guardians of the catholic and apostolic faith.
Vouchsafe to look upon them with a merciful and pleasant countenance; and to accept them, even as thou didst vouchsafe to accept the gifts of thy servant Abel the righteous, and the sacrifice of our patriarch Abraham; and the holy sacrifice, the immaculate victim, which thy high priest Melchisedech offered unto thee.