Lord, your Word is a light to our path.
Your Son Jesus said he is the Light of the World,
And that those who follow him will not walk in darkness,
But will have the light of life.
Lord, thank you for the facts we learn
As we pay attention to the growth of our brothers and sisters in the womb.
Thank you especially for the light we are able to see.
Throughout life, this is one of our most cherished capabilities.
As we rejoice to see the beauties of this world,
And as we grow in knowledge by what we observe,
May we also have the light of faith and wisdom,
That we may grow in all the spiritual gifts you want to give us,
And enjoy forever the light that will come from the Lamb of God
In the heavenly Jerusalem,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.