Eternal God, O Light without beginning and everlasting, Fountain of mercy, Abyss of goodness! Cause the light of your face to shine upon us, and direct the works of our hands to do your will.
Christ, the true Light! You enlighten and sanctify all people. May your light so shine in us that we may see your brilliance, through the prayers of your all-pure Mother and all your saints.
We entreat you, Lord, give us grace and strength to sing your praises with understanding, and to pray to you unceasingly, working out our salvation in fear and trembling with the help of your Christ.
Fill our mouths with your praise, O Lord, that we may ever extol your holy name, and share the inheritance of all who truly hold you in awe and keep your commandments.
Deal tenderly with us, O Healer and Physician of our souls. Lead us to that haven of safety that is the performance of your will. Enlighten the eyes of our hearts that we may recognize your truth.
O God and Master! Accept us and the praise we bring you this day together with our humble thanks, and grant us everything we need for our salvation.
Look upon us, Lord, and let all the darkness of our souls vanish before the beams of your radiance. Perfect what you have begun, and what your Spirit has awakened us to ask for in prayer.
Lord, give rest to the souls of your departed servants, in a place of brightness, refreshment, and repose; where all suffering, sorrow, and sighing have fled away.
Remember, my God, the fall of Lucifer, full of pride; keep me safe with the power of your grace. Save me from falling away from you; save me from doubt. Incline my heart to call upon you, present in everything. Glory to You, O God, from age to age!
How near you are in the day of sickness. You yourself bend over the sufferer’s bed; his heart speaks to you. Amid sorrow and suffering you bring peace, unexpected consolation. You are the Comforter, the love which watches over us and heals us. To you we sing: Alleluia!