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                                                                                              Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration for Epiphany

Sermon Quotes on the Epiphany

O Splendor of God’s glory bright.

From Light eternal bringing light, O Light of life, the living Spring, True Day, all days illumining.

Dawn’s glory gilds the earth and skies;

Let him, our perfect Morn, arise, The Word in God Almighty one, Creator imaged in the Son. 

Amen.

Ambrose of Milan, adapted.


Hallelujah! Help Us Shine! 

Based on John 1 and Matthew 2.

John 1:1-14 is read on Christmas in years A, B, and C

Matthew 2:1-12 is read on Epiphany in years A, B, and C

This may be voiced by a single voice, all voices, or as a call and response with all voices responding on the bold print.

 

Prayer: Hallelujah! Help Us Shine!

Welcome Glorious One

Lord of Life and Light

Dawn in us your power and peacemaking

Hallelujah! Help us shine!

 

You bathe us in the light of your grace, that we may be grace

You fill us with the light of your truth, that we may be truth

You flood us with the light of your love, that we may be love

Hallelujah! Help us shine!

 

Sharing your light

Spreading your light

Beyond our imagining to your desiring

Hallelujah! Help us shine!

 

Unveiled, Bright, and True

A beam worthy of the stretch of your embrace

Hallelujah! Help us shine!

 

Draw us to your light

Draw all to your light

Hallelujah! Help us shine!

Hallelujah! Help us shine! © 2020 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com


We Bring 

Matthew 2:1-12, Epiphany, all years

We bring you our gold

our achievements

our prosperity

our productivity

We bring you our frankincense

our traditions

our rituals

our urging

 

We bring you our myrrh

our brokenness

our grave clothes

our dust

 

You bring us you

Priceless

Transcendent

Eternal

 

Humble

Present

Vulnerable

Thank you for grace greater than our every gift

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We bring, an opening prayer for Epiphany © 2014 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com


O Splendor of God’s glory bright.

From Light eternal bringing light,

O Light of life, the living Spring, True Day, all days illumining.

Dawn’s glory gilds the earth and skies;

Let him, our perfect Morn, arise,

The Word in God Almighty one, Creator imaged in the Son. Amen.

Ambrose of Milan, adapted


Words and Ways

 

Your words and ways are

Perfect

Sure

Right

Clear

 

Your words and ways are

Pure

True

Righteous

Every one

 

Their value, beyond price

Their goodness, beyond delight

Their counsel, enduring blessing

 

Place in me a longing

To desire them

Become them

Every one

Words and Ways © 2021 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com


Opening Prayer based on 1 Corinthians 12

Holy One, Giver of every good and perfect gift

It is your great grace that offers us salvation

It is grace upon grace that gives us the chance to join you in your saving work

You trust us that much

You empower us that far

 

Reveal our spiritual gifts

Reveal our calling in this time and place

so we may fulfill it together

so we may fulfill it for the common good

so we may honor you and one another

 

Holy One, convince us of our value and purpose,

Assure us of our place in your Body and our place in your plan

Use us for your glory, now and forever. Amen.

Opening Prayer based on 1 Corinthians 12 © 2022 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com


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