January 2021- The 6th January is the Feast of the Epiphany which means a sudden revelation. The Gospel of Matthew says the three kings - named Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar - followed a star across the desert to Bethlehem, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Say this prayer with your family. Perhaps you could write your own, particular prayer for those suffering at the moment .
Lord, the sight of the guiding star
brought hope, courage and joy
to those who had journeyed to find you.
When our journey seems long,
when hope seems far away,
when our courage is failing,
fill us with faith and trust;
shine your light on our fears,
lift our hearts with your joy.
Help us to recognise you
in our brothers and sisters throughout the world;
show us how we can work together,
so that we may all come to share in the life
promised to us by Jesus,
the Saviour of us all.
Which gifts can you give Jesus today? Remember as he is no longer on Earth, we are his hands, feet and voice. What differences can we make? Record and decorate your 'gifts'.