A prayer for the longest night

O Christ our Light,
on this longest night of the year
we remember how You came down
into the darkness of our sin-sick world
and opened our eyes, restoring sight
so we could once more see You.
O Christ our Feast,
at this table laden with good things
we remember how You broke bread
and poured out wine for the disciples,
symbolizing Your body and blood
about to be broken and spilled
for their sakes — and for ours —
that we all might be delivered
from death and be transferred
into Your incorruptible Life.

O Christ our Light, illumine our darkness.
O Christ our Feast, satisfy our hungry souls.
O Christ our Life, we yearn for Your return.