Dec 30, 2011

Prayers for Epiphany

Here are a couple of prayers based on Matthew 2:1-12, one of the suggested texts for Epiphany.  They come from the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. website.

Epiphany Prayers
(based on Matthew 2:1-12)

God of light, shining in darkness,
through a little child, born in Bethlehem,
you open to us the treasure of your grace.
Help us to search diligently for him,
so that we may offer our lives to you
with thanksgiving, joy, and praise;
through Jesus Christ, the rising star. Amen.

Shepherd of Israel,
you sent a star to enlighten the wise
and a child to topple the tyrant.
Make us wise enough to seek you
among the least of your children,
wise enough to trade our treasure
for the gift of overwhelming joy. Amen.

— posted on the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. website.