You may light a candle.
Christ your light shall rise in the darkness
And your healing shall spring up like the dawn.
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,
Shepherd of your pilgrim people:
their pillar of cloud by day,
their pillar of fire by night.
Stir up in us the fire of your love
which shone forth from your Son
enthroned on the cross,
that being cleansed from our sins
we may come into your presence,
Creator, Redeemer, and Giver of Life:
Blessèd be God for ever!
CollectAlmighty and everliving God,
in your tender love towards us
you sent your Son to take our nature upon him,
and to suffer death upon the cross;
grant that we may follow the example
of his great humility
and share in his glorious resurrection;
through him who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God now and for ever.