We ask God to make us temples of the Holy Spirit.
God gives us the freedom to choose between good and evil, life and death.
The Lord is our light and our salvation. We ask for the grace to receive and reflect that light to the world around us.
Scripture for today tells us of God's call to God's faithful ones. Let us pray for hearts and minds open to the call to follow the Lord.
At the Baptism of the Lord, God recognized Jesus as his Son and so began Christ's saving mission to the world. Let us pray to God for the help we need to feel the Lord's presence more in our lives and so to follow him more closely.
My sisters and brothers in Christ, we celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord, the revealing of Jesus' divinity to the world. We pray for the grace to seek him, as the Magi did.
Like the shepherds who went in haste to see the child Jesus, we eagerly seek to receive God's forgiveness and blessings.
Sisters and brothers, we celebrate the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Let us ask for reconciliation within the human family and between the human family and you.