Post-Epiphany: Heading Home

God can and does use everything to communicate–even my dreams.

Angel (damaged at top) warning the Magi to take another route home

My Prayer:

God of Everything, Help me to perceive more of what you are communicating.

Scriptural Touchstone:

Having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, the wise men from the East left for their own country by another road. Matthew 2:12 (NRSV)

Invitation to Prayer:


Are you open to allowing God to lead you, even if it involves a change? What prayers are emerging in your body, mind, heart, and imagination? Pray them now.


The wise men sleeping and being directed by an angel’s message in a dream. From the 13th century (1230) rood screen that served the Chartres Cathedral in France until 1763. After being exhibited in Paris in 2014, it is now back in storage.


Other posts in this series:
The Nativity (1): Christmas Love
The Nativity (2): Touching
The Nativity (3): Pondering Jesus’ Birth
The Nativity (4): Blessing
The Nativity (5): Animal Companions
The Nativity (6): Touching God
The Nativity (7): A Mother’s Prayers
The Adoration of the Shepherds: I Have You in My Heart
Epiphany: Guidance

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