Opening Prayer

Open a bible to Matthew’s gospel, light a candle beside it, and place images of the magi nearby.

LEADER: God of the galaxies,
black holes, and nights,
Being that holds us
in darkness and in light,

ALL: We wander,
we wonder where we are.
Journey with us
on toward the star.

LEADER: Our cosmos unfolds over billions of years to this moment, giving us the light of human consciousness and the light of God’s revelation in Jesus.

ALL: Our lives are a journey into communion in God with all that is.