Lord, You are the Light of the world, who came to bring the world out of the darkness, and into Your marvelous light. We know that when You call us the "light of the world", that we ourselves are not the source of that light, but it is You, the One True Light, who by your grace, have chosen to dwell within us that is the true source. Lord, grant that all those in whose hearts You, the Light of Life burns brightly, be not content to lie still, basking in the comfort and security of their salvation, but stir them Lord, to action, that their light may shine forth and so reflect the brightness of Your glorious light into the hearts of those still lost in darkness, and radiate the abundant comforting warmth of Your amazing love to those who live out their lives daily, in the cold, stark reality of extreme hunger and poverty.
May those into whose lives the Light of the world is shone, be blessed both in this world, and in the world to come, to the glory of Your Holy Name. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen
Soli Deo Gloria