O Almighty God,
by the birth of your holy child Jesus
you gave us a great light to dawn on our darkness.
Grant that in his light we may see light.
Bestow upon us
that most excellent Christmas gift of love
to all people,
so that the likeness of your Son
may be formed in us,
and that we may have the ever brightening hope
of everlasting life;
through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
– Book of Worship of the United Methodist Church, 277