Fr Z has been asked about the prayer the priest says whilst washing his hands before Mass, I know some don't, now it is optional. Servers too should say this prayer as Fr Z says, before vesting.
Da, Domine, virtutem manibus meis ad abstergendum omnem maculam ut sine pollutione mentis et corporis valeam tibi servire.
He translates it as -
Give manly power to my hands, O Lord, in order to cleanse every stain, so that I may be able to serve you without defilement of mind and body.
I like his translation of virtutem as manly, rather that just strong.
It is not bad thing to ritualise things we do normally by adding prayer, the Jews do it, I should think the Lord did too.
So the next time you wash your hands...