The Blessing of The Light


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!


Jesus Christ our Saviour,
you have delivered us
from death and sin.
You have brought with the dawn
a new beginning and an empty tomb;
grant us strength and humility
to enter into life.