Almighty God and Father of light, a Child is born for us and a Son is given to us. Your eternal Word leaped down from heaven in the silent watches of the night, and now your Church is filled with wonder at the nearness of her God. Open our hearts to receive His life and increase our vision with the rising of dawn, that our lives may be filled with His glory and His peace, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen. (Alternate prayer, Morning Prayer, Liturgy of the Hours)
From my home to yours, may you have a joyous and blessed Christmas. Praise God!
Terry and family