A Collect for Joy at God’s Appearing

Invisible God, who makes yourself apparent in the world, give us, like the magi, an earnest desire to find you, that when you reveal yourself to us, we will not miss your appearing and will be overwhelmed with joy at your presence, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. ‘ When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.’ – Matthew 2:9-10