Thursday, December 16, 2010
Merry Christmas !!
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.
That is a lovely Prayer.... we should all this year bring great love to our fellow man, and give joy that we are here to do so. Let kindness and good desires be our intentions and carry this into the New Year with renewed spirits.
I have had a very rough year.... I was in the hospital twice and my dear Mother passed away June 12th 2010. She was a kind and lovely women..she shared so much of her life with so many on this earth not boldly but sometimes in the background not calling attention to herself. I have much to be thankful for, that I was her daughter and she not only my mother but my best friend. I am also thankful that I learned so much from her to be able in spirit to carry on a part of her knowledge and love of this life within me. I am also thankful I lived through both illnesses this year, and am very thankful to God for this. Must be I still have some things to complete here! Thank you Dear God that you are my light and love, and that you have given me life to do your will....
This holiday season I pray you have a renewed spirit full of love for yourself and others, full of kindness and good will to all. That you can carry this on all of your days. That jealousy, hatred, fear, anger and sadness can be washed away from you, that your spirit be lifted with the light of God. That you walk in harmony with God to do his will on this earth in every good way. This I pray for all my family, friends and those I don't even know yet. Amen