The Blessing of The Light

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Prayer

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!
Amen.

Collect

Jesus the anointed,
teach us to honour those who need our help,
and we shall give without condescension,
and receive with humility.