O Lord most holy and God of creation, Who didst make all things in their goodness and give man dominion over the fruits of the earth, Who didst banish from Paradise our forefathers for taking of the Apple of knowledge of good and evil, Who keepeth those who keep thy all holy commandments as the apple of Thine omniscient eye, do bless these apples and make them holy, for Thou art blessed unto the ages of ages. Amen.
This is how bad things creep into the church.
Apart from the Genesis reference to man's dominion over animals applied to fruit (this could be very easily tweaked), and a misuse of the third person verb form in a prayer written in the second person, (keepeth
, where keepest
would be proper) I actually think it is quite good. After all, all of the prayers that we have and use were written by somebody
As for the question in the OP, if you cannot find the prayer, Mattheos, try to see whether the one used at Transfiguration can be used. This is in the Book of Needs.