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.