Daily Prayers for January 6

Epiphany

Epiphany means “to make manifest.” By the fourth century, Epiphany was a major annual celebration for the church. It is a season when we see -Jesus’ divine mission revealed when the magi visit him, and then we remember his baptism, miracles, ministry, and his call for us to follow.

O Lord, let my soul rise up to meet you

as the day rises to meet the sun.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Come, let us sing to the Lord : let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.

Song “Sing, O Sky (Gaao Re)”

The heavens shine with your glory : as you wrap yourself in skin.

Psalm 33:1 6

Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous : it is good for the just to sing praises.

Praise the Lord with the harp : play to him upon the psaltery and lyre.

Sing for him a new song: sound a fanfare with all your skill upon the trumpet.

For the word of the Lord is right : and all his works are sure.

He loves righteous-ness and justice : the loving-kindness of the Lord fills the whole earth.

By the word of the Lord were the heavens made : by the breath of his mouth all the heavenly hosts.

The heavens shine with your glory : as you wrap yourself in skin.

Isaiah 60:1 – 6, 9 Matthew 2:1 – 12

The heavens shine with your glory : as you wrap yourself in skin.

Fifth-century monk and bishop Paulinus of Nola wrote, “We have no right to our possessions; they have been entrusted to us for the good of all. Let us then invest with the Lord what he has given us, for we have nothing that does not come from him: we are dependent upon him for our very existence. And we ourselves particularly, who have a special and a greater debt, since God not only created us but purchased us as well; what can we regard as our own when we do not possess even ourselves?”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord -Jesus Christ, you have shown yourself to the nations and transformed many by your radiant light. Your ongoing revelations bring a continual rebirth, recreating each of us in your likeness. May today’s rising sun remind us that your light is for the healing of the nations. Amen.

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you : wherever he may send you;

may he guide you through the wilderness : protect you through the storm;

may he bring you home rejoicing : at the wonders he has shown you;

may he bring you home rejoicing : once again into our doors.

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