PRAYER OF THE DAY
Shine into our hearts the light of your wisdom, O God, and open our minds to the knowledge of your word, that in all things we may think and act according to your good will and may live continually in the light of your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
FIRST READING: 1 SAMUEL 2:18-21, 26
SECOND READING COLOSSIANS 3:12-17
The holy gospel according to LUKE 2:41-52