Sunday, January 3, 2016

Prayer: "Just as I am" by Ruth Etchells

O Lord,
I am poor in the gifts of discipleship, 
and yet I long to bring you gifts which honor you. 
I thank you that Epiphany is a time of revelation, 
when you lead us into new understanding, 
and teach us what offerings you desire.

O Lord God,
who guided the Magi by a star, 
let there be an Epiphany in my heart. 
Let me make my journey with them, 
finding you and then returning to my world 
to live out the consequences … 

And, like the Magi, 
keep me obedient to your prompting, 
however perplexed I am by it, 
so that I accept its guidance for my life.