In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, light and peace be with us.
Sentence for Advent:
The Lord comes,
who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. (1 Corinthians 4:5)
Sentence for Christmas to Epiphany:
The sunrise shall visit us from on high
to give light to those who sit in darkness. (Luke 1:78-79)
Sentence for Epiphany to Septuagesima:
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
Sentence for Septuagesima to Lent:
Make your face shine upon your servant,
and teach me your statutes. (Psalm 119:135)
Sentence for Lent:
May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us. (Psalm 67:1)
Sentence for Easter to Ascension:
Christ Jesus, has abolished death
and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. (2 Timothy 1:10)
Sentence for Ascension to Pentecost:
Send out your light and your truth;
let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling! (Psalm 43:3)
Sentence for Pentecost to Trinity:
With you is the fountain of life;
in your light do we see light. (Psalm 36:9)
Sentence for Trinity to Advent:
God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:5,7)
Sentence for Minor Festivals:
Light is sown for the righteous,
and joy for the upright in heart. (Psalm 97:11)
One of the Penitential Psalms may be said with accompanying prayers.
The Psalm concludes:
Glory and honor be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised! (Psalm 113:3)
Blessed be the name of the Lord, now and forevermore.
the name of the Lord is to be praised!
A Psalm may be said, followed by the Gloria.
An Old Testament Lesson may be read. Before it shall be said:
The blessing of God almighty, who long ago spoke to our fathers by the prophets, be on you who hear his holy Word.
And upon you who read it.
A New Testament Lesson may be read. Before it shall be said:
The blessing of God almighty, who in these last days has spoken to us by his Son, be on you who hear his holy Word.
And upon you who read it.
After the Lesson, the Benedictus or a suitable hymn may be sung.
Then the Apostles’ Creed shall be said:
I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Then the Lord’s Prayer shall be said.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever.  Amen.
Deliver us from evil, and confirm in us your faith, O Triune God, and let us constantly serve you, our God and Lord, who lives and governs all things, forever and ever.
Show us your steadfast love, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation. (Psalm 85:7)
O Lord, save our country,
And hear us when we call to you.
Let your servants be clothed with righteousness,
and let your saints shout for joy. (Psalm 132:9)
Oh, save your people
and bless your heritage! (Psalm 28:9)
Give peace in our time, O Lord.
You alone, O Lord, make us dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8)
Create in us clean hearts, O God,
Do not take your Holy Spirit from us. (Psalm 51:10-11)
The Prayer of the Day follows, after which another prayer for the season may be said.
Then the following prayers shall be said:
A Prayer for Peace
O God, you are the author of peace.
Spread abroad your peace in our hearts and minds,
guard and protect us in all danger,
and lead us to always trust in your defense,
that we may serve you without fear
all the days of our life;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
A Prayer for Grace
O Lord Jesus Christ,
you took on yourself the weakness of our mortal nature.
Grant that we may pass this day in safety without sin,
resisting all the temptations of the enemy,
that in the evening, we may joyfully praise you,
O King eternal, through your mercy.
O our God, you are blessed, and live and rule over all things,
forever and ever.
Other prayers may be said, after which follows:
May the everlasting God bless us this day.
May he save and defend us from all that is evil,
and make us partakers of his heavenly kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
In the name of Jesus + Christ our Lord, let us go to the work to which we are called this day, in peace.
 In some liturgical traditions, the doxology of the Lord’s Prayer is omitted, or when used, it is used as a response.