Epiphany Joy

A Prayer For the Feast of the Epiphany

Lord God,
the bright splendour whom the nations seek;
may we who with the wise men
have been drawn by your light
discern the glory of your presence in your Son,
the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ our Lord.
(Common Worship Post Communion Prayer for The Epiphany)

6 January is the Feast of the Epiphany, the start of the Epiphany season. Today's focus is the wise men who brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the infant Jesus. Their story is in Matthew 2: 1-12. Matthew tells us that when these mysterious seekers with their toddler-unfriendly gifts found the house where Jesus was, they were "overwhelmed with joy"

Christine Sine in 'Epiphany - An Invitation to Follow Jesus' suggests moving into the season of Epiphany "with joy and gratitude, savouring each moment God gives us as a precious gift." Has anyone any simple suggestions of ways to do that? 

For previous posts on the Epiphany see

Image: Feast of the Epiphany by Maria d.c. Zamora


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