Epiphany Prayer Service


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)
  • Candle
  • CathFamily Epiphany Prayer Cards (download below)


  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

Share this story, choose your platform


Comment Policy

We love to hear your stories and ideas. Please keep your comments respectful, your suggestions productive and published under your own name. More info here


Sign up FREE to CathFamily

FREE weekly eNews curates seasonal topics making it easy for parents and catechists to locate and prepare faith-filled and fun activities.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Get Social

Recent Posts


CathFamily is an initiative of the Parish & Marriage Resource Centre (PMRC) Australia.. The PMRC Relationship Education Foundation is a registered charity that supports marriage and relationship education activities. All donations in Australia over $2 are tax deductable. All of the administrative work of the Foundation is provided by volunteers and other support infrastructure is ‘gifted’ by other organisations.