prayer of thanksgiving 24 December 2021

In the darkness

the dimmest of lights

shines bright


in the manger

the light

burning brighter than all

the Light of the World

in the world

bringing life

light to all humanity

through the courage of Mary

the trust of Joseph

the faith of the shepherds

the watchfulness of the magi

entered and was revealed in the world

as flesh and bone

living among us


our saviour

our Wonderful Counsellor

our Mighty God


and comes anew this day

bringing hope, peace, joy and love

for us all

and for the whole world

this Christmas morning

the great light has dawned