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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas 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.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend precious friends,
hugs and love,


One Shabby Old House said...

What a beautiful post and prayer to start my day with. Have a Wonderul Christmas my friend.

Deb said...

This prayer is just beautiful! I used it for my devotion this morning. Hope your Christmas season is full of love, hope and joy!

Thanks so much for sharing this,


Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Amen Amen

Vee said...

Beautiful images, beautiful poem, beautiful blessings. Thank you. You have a wonderful weekend, too.

Vicki said...

These images are so beautiful. Thank you for this sweet prayer. Enjoy your weekend, Dawn.

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

What a BEAUTIFUL poem! Thank you!

Theresa said...

Love it! Have a blessed weekend and thanks for sharing this poem with me! HUGS!

Miss Sandy said...

Amen! I love the line "Close the door of hate
and open the door of love all over the world." Beautiful prayer. Have a wonderful weekend!

Denise said...

What a beautiful prayer. Thank you so much.
Hope you have a Merry Christmas, too!!

Deb said...

Dawn...beautiful...great post

trash talk said...

May the blessigs of this season be with y'all today and every day. Beautiful!

Jane said...

Oh, Dawn, this is so beautiful - both the prayer and the paintings! I might have to "borrow" this to send to some of my e-friends - it's just too beautiful not to pass on, but I'll be sure to say where I found it.
Christmas Blessings to you and yours,


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