Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Christmas Prayer


A Christmas Prayer
by Robert Louis Stevenson

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.


With my own heartfelt amen,
Brenda
xox




2 comments:

  1. sweet prayer by a great poet, we still need to pray for these outcomes.

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  2. Wow I haven't been keeping up with
    your blog site and found lots of
    goodies on my screen. interesting
    comments on a cold brrrr freezy day
    I did the what kind of flower are you and I turned out to be a echinacea????so I did it again and
    put in different answers and turned out to be a hydrangia ha haha So many blogs to check into I
    could be here all day but have to
    do some housework. Mel has gone
    into the basement to light the wood
    burning stove. Umm to bad I don't have a cat to curl up with Brenda
    but will still enjoy the warmth and flickering flames. By for now

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To My Beautiful Readers,

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