The Nativity of Our Lord, Dawn

The Nativity of Our Lord, Dawn –

Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that, as we are bathed in the new radiance of your incarnate Word,
the light of faith, which illumines our minds,
may also shine through in our deeds.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

~Collect of the Day, Dawn, The Roman Missal, 3rd edition

~Image: Hagia Sophia, Virgin and Child