26 December 2016

By Thy Star Guide Us, O Jesus


JESUS, our Master, 
meet us while we walk in the way 
and long to reach the heavenly country;
so that, following your light
we may keep the way of righteousness, 
and never wander away 
into the darkness of this world's night,
while you, who are the Way, the Truth, and the Life
are shining within us;
for your own name's sake. Amen.


ETERNAL LIGHT, shine into our hearts.
Eternal Goodness, deliver us from evil.
Eternal Power, be our support.
Eternal Wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance.
Eternal Pity, have mercy upon us.
That with all our heart and mind and soul and strength
we may seek Thy face
and be brought by Thine infinite mercy to Thy holy presence;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O GOD, the Enlightener of all nations,
grant Thy people to enjoy perpetual peace;
and pour into our hearts that radiant Light 
which Thou didst shed into the minds of the Wise Men;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, 
Who hast made known the Incarnation of Thy Word
by the testimony of a glorious Star, 
which when the wise men beheld,
they adored Thy Majesty with gifts;
grant that the Star of Thy righteousness may alway appear in our hearts,
and our treasure consist in giving thanks to Thee;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.