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by Victor Hoagland, C.P.

During the Christmas season, the feast of the Epiphany is an appropriate day for praying for a home.


As the household gathers around the manger, the leader may begin:

On this day we remember the Magi who, guided by the star shining in the heavens, came to the house where Jesus rested in the arms of Mary his mother. They were blessed as they brought their gifts to that holy place. Today we ask Christ our Lord to bless our home and make it his dwelling.

Listen to the holy Gospel according to John:

In the beginning the Word already was.
The Word was in God's presence,
and what God was, the Word was.
He was with God in the beginning,
with him no created thing came into being.
So the Word became flesh;
he made his home among us,
and we saw his glory,
such glory as befits the Father's only Son,
full of grace and truth.
John 1:1-3, 14

Intercessions by household members for various needs are made. Then all say the following prayer:

O God,
by your heavenly star,
you guided those who were wise
to your beloved Son, Jesus Christ.

May your blessing come to rest on our home and all of us.
Make our lives wise with your wisdom,
true to your teaching,
and enlivened by your love.
May your Word made flesh
make his home among us. Amen.



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