December 22, 2010

Christmas Prayer & Christmas Wishes

I saw this prayer for the first time recently and found it uplifting.  It brings us back to the "reason for the season", i.e. the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.

 A Christmas Prayer

Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus,  
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds,
and worship of the wise men.

Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings,
and teach us to be merry with clear hearts.

May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children,
and Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts,
forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus' sake. Amen.

by Robert Louis Stevenson

I will be off-line during this holy time of year.  Merry Christmas to all of you!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
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