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.

Wishing you and yours all the joys of Christmas

with love,

14 thoughts on “A Christmas prayer for you

  1. Caroline says:

    What a beautiful prayer. Robert Louis Stevenson’s poetry is often simple but wonderful.

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  2. Cedar says:

    Lovely post, Kathie, thank you. RLS lived and wrote not far from where I live here in the Adirondacks of NY. Saranac Lake. I am not sure if this was his home area or if it was a vacation place. Mr. Stevenson sure had a wonderful way with words. Thanks again!

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  3. carolyn says:

    Hi Kathie, Christmas blessings to you and your loved ones also.Thank you for sharing such a lovely Christmas prayer.Take care,Carolyn

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  4. lovella says:

    Kathie,What a beautiful Christmas prayer. . thank you. It is a sunny gorgeous day here today and oddly I am noticing dust that I missed. (smiling)Oh I wish you the most wonderful day .. .I hope your family is close by and you are enjoying lots of love.

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  5. Willow says:

    Beautiful words to pray this Christmas Day! Merry Christmas to you and your family!With love from Willow and The Professor at Willow’s Cottage

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  6. Deb says:

    Merry Christmas, Kathie! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and a blessed and Happy New Year!

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  7. Joanne says:

    Christmas Blessings to you and your family!Thank you for all your lovely blog posts.Enjoy a quiet, reflective season!love,Joanne and family

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  8. Joanne says:

    Christmas Blessings to you and your family!Thank you for all your lovely blog posts.Enjoy a quiet, reflective season!love,Joanne and family

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  9. Home Again says:

    What a treat to be able to drop in and read your prayer.Blessings to your family this special Christmas Season.

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  10. Linda says:

    Beautiful Kathe. Wishing you a joyful Christmas filled with love and warmth!

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  11. ellen b says:

    Amen Kathie! And may the joy joy joy joy fill all the hearts around your tree this year!!

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  12. nikkipolani says:

    A beautiful and meaningful prayer — Merry Christmas to you and your family, Kathie!

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  13. Niki says:

    A lovely poem! Thank you for sharing it. May your Christmas be blessed, Kathie.HugsNiki

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  14. carolyn says:

    Hi Kathie, Christmas blessings to you and your loved ones also.Thank you for sharing such a lovely Christmas prayer.Take care,Carolyn

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