A Christmas Prayer by Robert Louis Stevenson

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.

Merry Christmas!
Peggy Still

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.

Peggy Still: Peggy currently serves as the Director of Administrative and Client Services for The Fuller Foundation in Pasadena, California. Peggy is a featured speaker in a variety of areas for women including finance, social issues and leadership. She also serves as a consultant to churches and other non-profit organizations in the areas of administration and fund-raising. Married to Mark for 33 years they have one daughter and raised two foster children. Peggy and Mark make their home in southern California.

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