Monday, December 24, 2012

A Christmas Prayer

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 the 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 the Christmas evening
being us to our beds with grateful thoughts,
forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus' sake. Amen. 

I love the words of this poem, written by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). And it is my prayer for you this Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to you, dear blogging friends.

21 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you, Glenda. I wish you a happy new year, too. It's been wonderful to get to know you.

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  2. Merry Christmas, Glenda!
    This is a beautiful prayer. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Merry Christmas Glenda and Dave; may your troubles be few and your blessings many!

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  4. Merry Christmas Glenda! Thank you for a year of blessings and encouragement!

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  5. Very nice, Glenda! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  6. Amen! Have a wonderful holiday, Glenda. Hugs and Christmas blessings...Mary

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  7. Thank you Glenda for your lovely, always encouraging posts - Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  8. Such a lovely prayer from R.L.S.. Wish you and your dear ones a lovely Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  9. I love your Christmas prayer, Glenda. And I did the exact same thing on my blog. {Great minds, you know.}

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  10. Yes Lord...AMEN. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  11. Glenda--that was beautiful (and the photo just charming). Agreed! May God bless you with a wonderful Christmas time.

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  12. Hope you had the most wonderful Christmas day Glenda!

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  13. Wow, what a wonderful poem! I like it and wish you and your family a blessed Christmas. ( here 2 Christmasdays ).

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  14. Glenda thank you...and a lovely poem indeed!

    Wishing you all the best in 2013!
    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  15. I tried to get here before Christmas but didn't make it. I hope your day was lovely. Wishing you the very best in 2013!

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  16. Oh what a beautiful poem! I hope that you had a very blessed Christmas. I am new to your blog and am glad that I have discovered it!

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  17. oh what a beautiful poem...praying you are having rest and enjoying family!
    sending hugs...xo

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