|The Wise Men before the Holy Family|
Merciful God, who led the world to your Son by the light of a star, lead us by the light of Christ to serve the world in your Name. Grant us wisdom and compassion to heal those hurting in body, mind or spirit. Help us to embody peace and serenity that that welcomed little children into the embrace of our Savior. Make us Christ-bearers into the world, and devoted disciples of justice and righteousness for your Love's sake. Fill us with your Holy Spirit, that we may speak truth to power and stand with the oppressed. Resting upon your mercy, O Eternal One, we ask that you bless and keep those whose needs we raise before You.