Prepare yourself to enter the quiet of your heart by consciously relaxing. Breathe slowly. Bring yourself to a place of attentiveness to the Lord's presence.
They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother.
The Magi were on a quest. They were seeking something they couldn't quite define. They knew that what they sought was important and meaningful. They were compelled to continue. Upon completing their search, it became clear. How like the Magi are we! Seeking, searching, trusting, moving forward, at times doubtful, but compelled to keep looking, bringing all we have as a gift for Christ.
What star guides me toward the Lord?
What will I bring as a gift when I enter the house and see the child with his mother?
(Pray using your own words or the following prayer.)
Gracious God, make known to me my guiding star. Show me the path of that star, the path home to you.