Dec 31, 2011

Gospel Reflection: Matthew 2: 1-12

Here’s a wonderful prayer based on the gospel text for Epiphany (January 1, 6 or 8).  It was written by Anne Osdieck of the Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis University. 

Gospel Reflection
(inspired by Matthew 2:1-12)

Then they opened their treasures
and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
(Matthew 2:11)

O
Christ,

Here comes the world,
drinking your light and basking in your brightness;
the wise and ignorant, kings and beggars, CEO’s and cowboys,
from Great Britain, India and Bolivia,
from everywhere.

Shine
your soft light
on the darkness inside us.
Incense our minds and hearts with your grace.

Be the treasure in our hearts.
Be the gift that we
give.

Amen.

— written by Anne Osdieck at the Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis University.  

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