Epiphany Prayer

Epiphany is Sunday- or that is when we are celebrating it.  Epiphany is when the Wise folks showed up.  Just an FYI- there weren't necessarily three of them.  We don't know how many there were but they seemed to have brought 3 gifts. That's where we get three from.

I'm not convinced they were all men. Or kings.
But here's a prayer. Appropriate for the season.
And an Icon- appropriate for my theology!

from: http://www.bridgebuilding.com/narr/jmepi.html

May this holy season be for each of us

A time of moving beyond what is “reasonable”

And toward the star of wonder;

Moving beyond grasping tight to what we have

To unclenching our hands and letting go,

Following the Light where it leads:

Moving beyond competition towards cooperation,

Seeing that all humans are sisters and brothers.

Moving beyond the anxiety of small concerns

Towards the joys of justice and peace.

May the transforming acceptance of Mary and Joseph

The imagination of the shepherds

And the presence of the wise*

Guide us as we seek the Truth.

Always moving toward the divine promise

Always aware God can be hidden in the frailest among us.

Always open to the unexpected flash of Grace

To showing forth that Love that embraces all.

Adapted by J.M. Deren from Blessing and benedictions by W.L Wallace in Shrine on, Star of Bethlehem, CAFOD, 2004.

*Men omitted.


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