You may light a candle.
You, O Lord, are my lamp; you turn darkness into light.
The light of Christ be with you
And also with you.
Let us give thanks to God
It is right to offer thanks and praise.
Blessèd are you,
God our light and our salvation;
to you be glory and praise for ever!
You led your people to freedom
by a pillar of cloud by day,
and a pillar of fire by night.
May we who walk in the light of your presence
acclaim your Christ, rising victorious,
as he banishes all darkness from our hearts and minds,
and praise you,
Creator, Redeemer, and Giver of Life:
Blessèd be God for ever!
God of new beginnings,
your resurrection brought darkness into the fullness of your light;
shed that light into the dark places of our lives,
that we may grasp the promise of eternity
and live as your resurrection people,
created, redeemed and empowered through you.
For you are alive and reign with the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.