Monday, December 25, 2006

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.


At 8:30 AM, December 25, 2006, Anonymous Jim said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Gwynne.

At 9:59 AM, December 25, 2006, Blogger Eric said...

Merry Christmas, Gwynne! May you and yours be blessed beyond comprehension!

At 3:12 PM, December 25, 2006, Anonymous Jennifer said...

Merry Christmas, Gwynne. That's a really beautiful poem.

At 6:55 PM, December 25, 2006, Blogger Gwynne said...

A very Merry Christmas to you all as well!

At 8:56 PM, December 25, 2006, Blogger mis_nomer said...

Merry Christmas Gwynne!


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