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A Christmas prayer for you

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,

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14 thoughts on “A Christmas prayer for you

  1. 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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  2. 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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