P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.
All: Who made heaven and earth.
P: The Lord be with you.
All: May He also be with you.
Let us pray.
Lord God, almighty Father, maker of all light, and the light that never fails; hallow this new fire, and grant that after the darkness of this world we may come with pure hearts to you, our perpetual light; through Christ our Lord.
It is sprinkled with holy water.