V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who has made heaven and earth.

V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.

Let us pray.

Lord God, Father almighty,
You are the unfaltering light.
You are the creator of every light.
Bless this new fire,
and grant that after the darkness of this world we may,
with pure minds, come to You,
the Light that does not fail,
through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.