6th January – Solemnity of the Epiphany

As we reflect on the visit of the Magi – the Three Kings/Wise Men – to the baby Jesus, the Intercessions from Morning Prayer gives us food for thought. Try reading the following slowly and reflectively.

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Today, the Magi knelt before our Saviour. Let us also worship him with great joy.
Light of all light, reveal yourself this day.
Christ, manifested in the flesh:
  sanctify us by the word of God and by prayer.
Light of all light, reveal yourself this day.
Christ, vindicated in the Spirit;
  free our lives from the spirit of discord.
Light of all light, reveal yourself this day.
Christ, seen by angels;
  give us even now a share in the joy of heaven.
Light of all light, reveal yourself this day.
Christ, preached among the nations;
  move all hearts by the power of your Spirit.
Light of all light, reveal yourself this day.
Christ, believed in by the world;
  renew your disciples’ faith.
Light of all light, reveal yourself this day.
Christ, taken up in glory:
  enkindle in us the desire of your kingdom.
Light of all light, reveal yourself this day.
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