A Merriment of Family & Celebrations
As we look forward to the merriment of family celebrations, opening up presents, remember the reason for the season as the saying goes.
Here is a prayer I found that says exactly what I hope that we all pray on this most special and glorious holiday. Remember to honor our Lord by taking a few minutes to pray and worship Him. That’s all the gift He wants from us during the holidays is to worship Him. Tell others his story and that He is the greatest gift we have ever received. Consider praying this original prayer on Christmas Day:
“God, our Creator, we offer this humble prayer on Christmas Day. We come to worship with a song of thanks in our hearts—a song of redemption, a song of hope and renewal. We pray for joy in our hearts, hope in our God, love to forgive, and peace upon the earth. We ask for the salvation of all our family members and friends, and we pray your blessings on all people. May there be bread for the hungry, love for the unlovable, healing for the sick, protection for our children, and wisdom for our youth. We pray for the forgiveness of sinners and abundant life in Christ. Holy Spirit, fill our hearts with your love and power. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.”
—by Rev. Lia Icaza Willetts
May your Christmas season be full of joy, peace, and contentment.
Submitted by Prayer Coordinator, Jan Bowden