24 December 2004

eve of the nativity of our lord



Eternal God,
this holy night is radiant
with the brilliance of your one true light.
Grant that we who have known
the revelation of that light on earth
may come to see the splendour
of your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.