A short and sweet prayer service that introduces children to the meaning of the wise men’s visit to Jesus.
- Epiphany gift box and gifts (download instructions below)
- CathFamily Epiphany Prayer Cards (download below)
- Light the candle and make the Sign of the Cross
- Read: The story of the wise men in Matthew 2:1-11
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- Make the Sign of the Cross.