A short and sweet prayer service that introduces children to the meaning of the wise men’s visit to Jesus.

Materials

  • Epiphany gift box and gifts (download instructions below)
  • Candle
  • CathFamily Epiphany Prayer Cards (download below)

Instructions

  1. Light the candle and make the Sign of the Cross
  2. Read: The story of the wise men in Matthew 2:1-11
  3. Discuss briefly: What do you think about this story of the wise men visiting Jesus with presents? Mention that the word ‘Epiphany’ means an appearance or revealing – when Jesus was born, God could be seen by the humans on earth for the very first time!
  4. Open the treasure box and select a child to take out a gift and lead the prayer on the card. Repeat for the other two gifts.
  5. Pray: Glory be to the Father and the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.
  6. Make the Sign of the Cross.

Download Prayer Service Template here
Download Box Template here
Download Prayer Card Template here

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