Monday, January 04, 2010

Prayer #95: Magi Formula

Prayer #95: Magi Formula

The three wandering kings did not travel across a continent out of a sense of duty or obligation.

They did not leave their kingdoms because they liked stargazing.

They did not bring gifts to make a baby love them.

They sacrificed, and they risked, and they gave, because the reality of love incarnate compelled them.

That love is no less compelling or vital today. Yet I have no gold that befits royalty. I have no frankincense to waft to heaven. I have no myrrh to protect You in death. I have only me.

So please accept my one epiphany -- that I know and accept that You, my God, want nothing but me.

Let this truth direct my hesitant steps in hostile lands. Help me latch onto even a speck of light when I reach my darkest hours. May I return tenfold the gifts You've granted me -- not to make You love me, but to honor that You already love me.

Westward leading, still proceeding ...



  1. Wonderful, Julia. Amen.

  2. Anonymous3:03 PM


    I found this in a google search for Magi and it is absolutely beautiful. I just wanted to ask you is it ok if I use it to introduce a presentation I'm making soon on the Magi and incarnation, I will attribute it properly etc.

    Thank you for writing it


  3. Hi M,

    Absolutely! I'd be honored. Who are you presenting to? I'd love to see your final presentation as well -- not for approval or anything, just because I'm interested in it. :)

    Good luck!