The Prayer of the Day:
Almighty God, you made this holy night shine with the brightness of the true Light. Grant that here on
earth we may walk in the light of Jesus’ presence and in the last day wake to the rightness of his glory;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now
In winter’s deepest night, we welcome the light of the Christ child. Isaiah declares that the light of the long-promised king will illumine the world and bring endless peace and justice. Paul reminds us that the grace of God through Jesus Christ brings salvation to all people. The angels declare that Jesus’ birth is good and joyful news for everyone, including lowly shepherds. Filled with the light that shines in our lives, we go forth to share the light of Christ with the whole world.