The words of the prayer for Last Rites, also known as the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, are as follows: “Through this holy anointing, may the Lord in his love and mercy assist you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord who delivers you from sin save and exalt you.
The prayer for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is only one component of the sacrament’s ceremony. The priest or eucharistic minister lays hands on the ill person, anoints him or her with blessed olive oil or another oil, and then recites the prayer.
Before the prayer is recited and the individual is anointed, he or she is given the opportunity to confess. The Apostle’s Creed is said, if possible, after the confession or, in some situations, act of contrition. The Lord’s Prayer is then recited by the priest or eucharistic minister.
After reciting the Lord’s Prayer, the individual partakes in communion. The priest or minister of the Eucharist proclaims, “This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. “Blessed are those who are invited to his dinner.” If able, the person responds, “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you; but, just say the word, and I shall be healed.” The priest or eucharistic minister then offers the Body of Christ and prays for the individual’s protection.
The conclusion of the sacrament is the prayer and blessing.