Opening prayer

to an Epiphany Service

by Paul Bagshaw

Infant God, Christ-child, Light of all creation,

be with us now.

Cradle us in your small fingers;

grant us a smile and we shall be blessed;

accept, we ask, the gifts we bring

and do not count our frailties against us,

infant King.

Infant Jesus, Ancient of Days new-born,

our beginning and our end,

God with us,

be with us now.