January 6 Prayer
‘Hail, Sacred infant, all divine
What a tender Love was thine
Thus to come from highest bliss
Down to such a world as this”
….and they followed the star that went ahead of them…
...they opened their treasures to offer him…
This is a mystery.
That an infant God incarnate would reveal himself to the world.
Reveal himself to not just those that believed and were waiting for the messiah but to all people, of all nations.
They came from afar to follow the star, a sign was given to a world in darkness.
Here we are, our world waiting for deliverance from the pandemic, the crisis to be over and the world as it was.
Today is not much different than then.
Let us not miss the star to follow, the signs that point the way to go.
What do we, His followers have to offer Him?
What treasures do we carry that we may give?
To the king, the priest, the holy sacrifice for the world.
The wise came seeking, not more knowledge but the One they knew to follow that was beyond themselves.
May we do the same.
‘Lord, show us the blessed way to walk
The signs to follow so we do not miss the star lighting
Give us the ability to see beyond ourselves and perceive the heavenly realm
revealed all around us,
Where you are walking, let us walk too
Within your authority, power and rule
The way of sacrifice , the way of love.
King and ruler of all souls
Let us look afar
To come and follow and find Jesus
In the least expected places,
in the humble and the needy, the poor and the lost
In body, soul and mind.
This is our world
May we open our treasures and offer them to You in the world.
This is the mystery.
We offer up to you this day
Lord, show us the blessed way~’
Matt.2:1-8, 1Jn 4:18, Ps.72:1-2