Prayer Ministry

From the Prayer Corner –  A Christmas Prayer

Most of the time when I pray I say my own words, but I have found that slowly reciting what others have written often opens my eyes to see things in new ways. Of all the prayers I’ve pondered, the sweetest might be this simple prayer by Robert Louis Stevenson. In light of all the ugliness in the world today, it seems especially timely in its call to peace, love, and deliverance from evil.  May these words bring light to your Christmas season and joy to your heart.

Please take a minute or two to join in praying this very special Christmas prayer.  These beautiful words were written by a long-departed witness for Christ, acclaimed author Robert Louis Stevenson.  His words live on as a testimony of gratefulness, joy, and hope found in Jesus… at Christmas time and all year ‘round.

A Christmas Prayer

By Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

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 the 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 the Christmas evening bring us to our beds

with grateful thoughts,

forgiving and forgiven,

for Jesus’ sake.

Amen.

Join the Email Prayer Team! It’s easy.  Here’s how:

 

Contact Lora Stafura in the church office at  lstafura@bakerstownumc.org  or

Cathy Dambach hwdambach@consolidated.net, or Heather Brown hlrdab@hotmail.com and the monthly prayer list will be emailed to you. Occasionally we also have weekly urgent requests that are sent out as well. Thank you!

 

 “Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together.”  

- Charles G. Finney