Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

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.


Wishing you all the blessings possible this season... and then some!

Merry Christmas!


kathy s said...

what a beautiful pprayer and something we should all remember - the true meaning why we celebrate this special time- Wishes to you and all those you hold dear may 2010 bring everything you wish for.

Terry said...

Thank you for the beautiful Prayer.
I'm delighted to have it and will save it.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
God Bless you and your Family.

Louise Fox said...

Julie, The prayer is just beautiful. I don't save many things like this, but this one I will use in the future. Thank you for posting something that means so much. Blessings.

Shirley said...

A beautiful post and wish for you and yours too! A very Happy Healthy New Year too!....and many more!

Anonymous said...

Blessings and protection from Father during the asphalt tank fire not dropping acid fumes on you and yours.
Praise be FATHER! Copies of this shared prayer may circulate all over the continent with joy!! Keep Looking UP! Joyous celebration, Julie and all crafters.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Thanks Julie ... what a beautiful reminder!! Happy Holidays my dear friend!!

Marsha said...

Thank your for the beautiful Christmas prayer, Julie.