As a gift to you I want to offer one of my favorite prayers written by one of my favorite authors. It is simple, heartwarming, and one I read and pray each year. I hope this becomes a tradition for you as well.
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.