You may light a candle.
Jesus Christ is the light of the world,
A light no darkness can extinguish.
The light of Christ be with us.
Let us give thanks to God
It is right to offer thanks and praise.
Blessèd are you,
Ruler of all,
to you be glory and praise for ever!
From the rising of the sun to its setting
your glory is proclaimed in all the world.
You gave the Christ as a light to the nations,
and through the anointing of his Spirit
you established us as a royal priesthood.
As you call us into his marvellous light,
may our lives bear witness to your truth
and our lips never cease to proclaim your praise,
Creator, Redeemer, and Giver of Life:
Blessèd be God for ever!
Jesus, our Redeemer,
give us your power to reveal and proclaim the good news,
so that wherever we may go
the sick may be healed, lepers embraced,
and the dead and dying given new life.