A Collect to Accept Jesus’ Light

Lord Jesus, by whose light we may see, we are blinded so often by the ways of this world and cannot and sometimes do not wish to see. Help us to accept the light that you shine into this space, that we may be made pure and holy and embrace you as you come into the world, through you who shines in the darkness at the right hand of the Father through the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him.’ – John 1:9-11