Prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ with these Christmas midnight prayers.
O God, You make this most holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light. Grant that as we have known the mysteries of that Light on earth we may also come to the fullness of His joys in heaven; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
—LSB Collect for Christmas Midnight
Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.
This is He whom seers in old time
Chanted of with one accord,
Whom the voices of the prophets
Promised in their faithful word.
Now He shines, the long-expected;
Let creation praise its Lord
Evermore and evermore.
—“Of the Father’s Love Begotten” (LSB 384:3)