“We have seen his star at its rising and we have come to honor him.” Matthew 2.2
God of truth, open my eyes
to your light
and give me faith to follow.
Give me devotion to seek your presence,
to come close to you, to draw near…
a faith to forsake all that glitters
and follow where the light of your love leads.
Give me resolve
to leave the familiar
and make of my life a holy pilgrimage.
Give me humility
to ask directions,
and seek help from other seekers.
Give me steadfastness to seek
and not turn back,
despite challenges of distance and strangeness.
Give me courage to stand
against the forces of Herod
and its desire to use me.
Give me generosity to give of my gifts,
insight to bow to holiness in whomever I may see it
and wisdom and readiness to go by a new road.
God of love, may I
be guided by the light of your presence,
led by wonder, trust and love. Amen.