And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has be born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find him wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly hosts appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to all whom God favors.” – Luke 2:8-14
May Your glory shine upon us O God.
Calm us and take away all our fears.
Incline our ears, our hearts and our minds to hear the good news which brings great joy to all; the news of Christ the Savior.
May we, together with family and friends and all of your people, join with the angels in praising You.
May our lives bring glory to You O God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and bring peace to all we meet.