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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Prayers

"May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!" ~Author Unknown
Amidst the giving of gifts, the excitement of children and the cooking of traditional dinners, it is easy to miss "the reason for the season", the birth of God's son, Jesus Christ. There are several ways of bring Jesus back into our family celebrations of Christmas, including church services. Here are a number of Christmas prayers for use at various stages of the day - these can be said by the family together, or silently in a moment aside from the rush.  For more prayers check out this website:  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.

God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
the all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

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  1. Christmas prayers, I love it! I didn't know Robert Louis Stevenson wrote prayers. Hope you have a blessed Christmas!

  2. I didn't know either that Robert Louis Stevenson wrote prayers. He was a frequent visitor to the son of Percy Byshee Shelley at the Manor about fifty yards from my home.

    Loved the prayers. thanks for sharing.

  3. How beautiful! Didn't he write vespers?

  4. I've worked very hard to remember WHY we have Christmas in the first place - and keep that joyful spirit!

  5. amen..and thank you...wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday...

  6. Beautiful words. I hope that your Christmas is excellent,


  7. Ahhhh, how wonderful.
    Merry Christmas to you.

  8. This was very beuatiful and spiritual and so fitting this season.;)
    Merry Christmas dear Coreen,

  9. Thank you so much for sharing the prayers!!
    Merry Christmas to you too!

  10. Just stopped by to wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas, filled with laughter and love, dear lady. (x)

  11. The spirit as it should be, and many of us need a reminder.I have a celebration going on this weekend.

  12. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Coreen! :)

  13. Coreen,

    Merry Christmas! Wishing you the richness of a Christ Centered Christmas!


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