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!
Gracious and merciful God,
for our sake your Son became incarnate
and suffered death upon the cross;
have mercy on all who have not known you
or who deny the faith of Christ crucified,
and take from us all hardness of heart
and contempt of your word;
for the sake of our Saviour Jesus Christ.