The Prayer of the Day:
All-powerful and unseen God, the coming of your light into our world has brightened weary hearts with
peace. Call us out of darkness, and empower us to proclaim the birth of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior
and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
As on the first day of creation, on this Christmas Day the Word illumines the world, shining forth to bring all things into being. Today we celebrate the incarnate Word, God becoming flesh to live among us in the person of Jesus Christ then and now. Emboldened by the good news of Christ’s birth, along with the shepherds, Mary and Joseph, and all witnesses to the light of Christ, we declare to the world that we have indeed seen and been transformed by the arrival of “the salvation of our God.” O come, let us adore!