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Jesus Christ, You art the eternal light, which dispel the darkness of night and the shadow of death: I magnify Your name, I glorify and thank You.  For You have so graciously kept me during this night, and have brought me out of the darkness to the light of day.

You have shielded me against the terrors of the night, the snares of the devil, the noisome pestilence, that walks in the darkness, manifold illness and disease.  You have guarded and watched over my soul, even as the shepherd watches over his flock.  And all that I possess is kept from harm through Your great mercy.

Praise and thanks be said unto You for Your gracious protection and all Your gifts.  I will speak of Your power and magnify Your goodness, when the day breaks.  For You are my refuge, my strong tower, my present help, my faithful God, in whom I trust.  You make my heart glad and my countenance rejoice.

I pray, for the sake of Your holy birth and incarnation, for You to suffer Your grace to rise in my heart and break forth even as the beauty of the morning, and come over me as the early rain.  Illumine me with Your radiance, and be You the light of my heart, for You are the bright day star and the true light, that lights men to the eternal life.

Be merciful unto me, O Lord, for in You do I put my trust.  My soul waits for You, more than they that watch for the morning, yes more than they that watch for the morning. Be my arm in the morning, my salvation also in the time of trouble.  Protect me in body and soul, that no evil befall me and no plague come nigh unto my dwelling.  Keep from me all wicked spirits.  Defend me from evildoers.  Stand up for me against the workers of iniquity and shield me, that the hands of my adversaries may not touch me.

O Lord, our God, establish the work of our hands, yes, the work of our hands establish it, and strengthen our hands, and teach us that we may keep Your commandments and not sin against You this day.  Grant us this for the sake of Your mercy, which endures forever and ever.   Amen.

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