Blessing of Candles
[P]Our help + is in the name of the Lord.
[C] Who hath made heaven and earth.
[P] The Lord be with you.
[C] And with thy spirit.
[P] Let us pray.
O Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, bless + these candles at our request. By the power of the holy Cross + bestow a heavenly blessing on them, O Lord, who didst give them to mankind to dispel the gloom. Compelled by the power of Thine holy Cross, + let the spirits of darkness depart trembling and fly in fear from all places where their light shines, and never more disturb nor molest those who serve Thee, the almighty God, who livest and reignest for ever and ever, world without end.
The candles are sprinkled with holy water.