O God, light our way so we can join
your world-changing mission.
Cast before us a beacon of hope.
Illumine the pathways to peace.
Dispel despair by the dawn of joy.
Draw us ’round the fire of your love.
Set a star in the silent night
like you did that first Christmas
when seekers gathered in wide-eyed wonder
before the nativity of compassion
before they had any inkling
how a single, precious child
would change their world
and generations later
change it still.
Amen.