Praise to you, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who in your great mercy
have given us new birth and hope
through the power of Christ's resurrection.
Through the prayers of the apostles Peter and Paul
may we who received this faith through their preaching
share their joy in following the Lord
to the unfading inheritance
reserved for us in heaven.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.
(Opening Prayer, Mass during the Day, Solemnity of Peter and Paul, Apostles)