LORD our God, holy and incomprehensible, who has bidden the light to shine out of darkness, who has refreshed us by nightly slumbers, and again awakened us to praise Your goodness and ask for Your grace: accept now, in Your endless mercy, the sacrifice of our worship and thanksgiving, and grant to us all such requests as may be wholesome for us. Make us to be children of the light and of the day, and heirs of Your everlasting inheritance. Remember, O Lord, according to the multitude of Your mercies, Your whole Church; all who join with us in prayer; all our brethren by land or sea, or wherever they may be in Your vast kingdom. Remember, O Lord, all who stand in need of Your grace and succor. Pour out upon them the riches of Your mercy, so that we, redeemed in soul and body, and steadfast in faith, may ever praise Your wonderful and holy name.
We thank You with our whole hearts that You have so mercifully preserved us through the past night, and suffered us to meet again this morning at Your throne safe and well, an unbroken family. We humbly beseech You to forgive us whatever was amiss in the hours that have just fled, and to keep us this day, with all that is ours, and all who are dear to us, in Your Divine protection. You, who is the Light of all men, so dwell in our hearts that our mind and conscience may be enlightened, that we may grow from day to day in the knowledge of Your holy will, and learn to walk honestly, as becomes the day; not in covetousness, or in wantonness, in ambition, or strife, or discord. May we put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and show our true faith by our godly and pious lives; may we let our light so shine before men that they may see our good works, and glorify our Father in heaven. When our earthly days are numbered, O Lord, bring us to the blessed light of everlasting bliss, for the merits of Your dear Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen — Lassenius 1686.