Friday, December 25, 2009

...Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone! During this holiday season, we are all busy trying to get everything together in order to celebrate with our friends and families. Often times, we forget that this special time was set aside to celebrate the birth of Christ. I don't ever want to get so caught up in spending, traveling, or fussing about that I forget to give thanks for my Lord and Savior. So as I wish you all a Merry and Joyous Christmas, I want to share this wonderful and thoughtful prayer:

Loving God,

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.

-- Robert Louis Stevenson

Have a safe and wonderful day, and don't forget to share and show your love with those around you! Until tomorrow...


Stampin Mindy said...

Your decorations are beautiful, Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

wish you a Merry Christmas!


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Merry Christmas Mercy :)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

Merry Christmas Mercy, thank you for sharing the beautiful prayer...blessings to you and your family!


enjoy *~*

Steph K (booga3) said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Mercy! May you all have a blessed day!

Peggy said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Marley said...

Have a very merry christmas and a great 2010! Hugs Marley

Nancy said...

What a wonderful prayer thanks for reminding us what Christmas is all about!

Julie said...

Merry Christmas, Mercy! :)

Maureen said...

What a beautiful prayer, Mercy!! Merry Christmas to you and thank you for bringing joy into my life as well through your blog, sketches and fellowship :)

Lisa Brown said...

That's beautiful, Mercy! Merry Christmas!