I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow. —William Blake
Lord God of all nations, you have looked favorably on your people and redeemed them by raising up a mighty savior. May the child born of Mary give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, and guide the feet of all peoples into the way of peace. We ask this through Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.