Dec 30, 2016

Prayer of Dedication for Epiphany

Here is a prayer of dedication or offering prayer for Epiphany (January 6 or the Sunday closest). It was inspired by Matthew 2:11, and posted on the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website.

 

Offering Prayer

(inspired by Matthew 2:1-12)

 

“…they offered him gifts….” (Matthew 2:11)

Loving God,
We offer you our gold: 
The morning on the wing 
The glow on the faces of children at play 
The shining moments that brighten our lives.

We offer you our frankincense: 
The quiet reassurance of familiar things 
The grace of care and friendship 
The blessing of bread and our heart’s yearning in prayer.

We offer you our myrrh: 
The ashes of our dreams 
The bitter taste of our failures 
The shadows through which we stumble.

Transform our inadequate gifts, 
that they may be an acceptable sacrifice of praise, 
and transform our lives 
to reflect more deeply your justice and joy 
In the life of the world. 

~ posted on the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website. http://www.christianaid.org.uk/