Saint Lucy, by Niccolò di Segna. Sienese painting, circa 1340. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

Loving God, for the salvation of all you gave Jesus Christ as light to a world in darkness: Illumine us, as you did your daughter Lucy, with the light of Christ, that by the merits of his passion, we may be led to eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

— Book of Common Prayer