You made the light
to shine out of darkness,
a light that reveals the goodness
of all you have created.
Your Son tells us
we are the light of the world.
It is a dark world in desperate need
of your infinite love and mercy.
Help us to be good stewards
of the light you shine in our hearts
so that through this precious gift,
we too may reveal your handiwork.
And by the power of Your Spirit,
show us how to shine
our light before others,
that they may see our good deeds
and glorify you.
We pray this in the name of
your Son, who lives and reigns
and the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever.