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Help with Latin

EDIT: I've gotten a sort of draft version together. The grammar is slightly wrong and the phrasing doesn't really sound Gregorian, but it has a lot of reverb so whatever. http://www.mediafire.com/?3p51wwoprmverce 
Hope you'll enjoy... and consider this prayer whenever you feel the need to destroy your printer.

After bashing my head against the wall multiple times trying to get my printer to work, I had this idea of an infuriated but devoutly Catholic character who devises a prayer to get their printer to work. My knowledge of Latin is nil, so I had to rely on Google translate. Does this Latin sound... authentic? I wanted something that sounded like it could be from a prayer:

LATIN:

Beati Sancti Monica,
dare me patientia
ad non percuties procer,
amen,
Benedictus Dominus

ENGLISH:

Blessed Saint Monica,
give me the patience
to not beat this printer,
amen,
blessed be Our Lord

I'm not too sure about "to not beat this printer." For one, I'm not sure the translation of "printer" is correct; I looked it up and also got "impressorium," but that may refer to a printing press. For another, I'm not sure how "beat" sounds in this context. I want something along the lines of "please help me so that I don't destroy this very expensive piece of crap printer," only a bit more concise and respectful. I would gladly take any recommendations. :x

If anyone is interested in hearing how my attempt at Gregorian chant will turn out, I will gladly post the mp3 here when it is finished.

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