Prayer For Blessing of salt and Feed for Animals
Lord God, Creator and Preserver of all things, in whose hand is the vital principle of every living being and the spirit of all flesh, hear we beseech Thee, the prayers of those who believe in Thee. Pour out Thy blessing on this salt (feed, fodder) and fill it with the benefits of Thy invisible power; grant that these animals which Thou hast graciously destined for man's needs may be freed of all disease and protected from the attacks of the evil one when they eat of this salt (feed, fodder).
Through Christ our Lord.
Another Prayer for Blessing of Salt and Feed for Animals
V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who has made heaven and earth.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.
Let us pray:
Lord God, creator and preserver of all things, in Your hand rests the life of every living being and the spirit of all flesh. We pray You, hear and answer the prayers of Your faithful ones. Pour out Your blessing upon this salt (or feed) which You have made, and give it the strength of Your unseen power.
May then, the animals which You have been so kind as to give us for our human needs, when they have tasted of this, be made free from every sickness
and by Your protection be kept from the attacks of the evil spirit, through Christ our Lord.
(Then it is sprinkled with holy water.)