January 6 Epiphany of the Lord

If you have scarcely any gold or frankincense to offer to Our Lord, you have at least some myrrh, and I am sure He will accept it most willingly, for this fruit of life wished to be committed to the myrrh of bitterness, both at His birth and at His death.

-St. Francis de Sales

 

A lively faith, blind belief, and complete adherence to the authorities constituted by God over you, this is the light…that led the Magi to adore the newly born Messiah.

-St. Pio of Pietrelcina

 

from the Blessing of the Home and Household on the Epiphany

Lord God of heaven and earth, you revealed your only-begotten Son to every nation by the guidance of a star.

Bless this house and all who inhabit it. Fill us with the light of Christ, that our concern for others may reflect your love.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

Prayer to the Miraculous Infant of Prague

Dear Jesus, Little Infant of Prague, how tenderly You love us! Your greatest joy is to dwell among us and to bestow Your blessing upon us. So many who turned to You with confidence have received graces and had their petitions granted. I also come before You now with this special request [mention request].

Dear Infant, rule over me and do with me and mine as You will, for I know that in Your Divine wisdom and love you will arrange everything for the best. Do not withdraw Your hand from me, but protect and bless me forever.

Dear Infant, help me in my needs. Make me truly happy with You in time and in eternity, and I shall thank You forever with all my heart.

Amen.