MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE:
Rained most of today, making the snow wet, heavy and soggy, lots of roofs being shoveled off and temp now is 44 degrees.
We went to Christmas Eve services, nice service, about 120 people showed up. The choir was soothing, the christmas carols were uplifting and I would like to share with you my Christmas Prayer I delivered tonight for the service;.........................................
Lord I know you hear our prayers, and I know you answer them in your own way, sometimes there not answered exactly the way we want them to be answered, Lord this is my prayer, During this year about to end--- Lord, We have all been through a lot. We have been through many ups and downs.
We have been confused at times and sometimes felt totally Lost. Your unconditional love guided us through this year and brought us to this point where we are about to start a new fresh year and a new fresh page with you, please help us to understand you better and let us all be a worthy servant.
God, may the brilliance of your one true light, born so long ago illuminate our hearts and shine in our words and deeds. May the hope, the peace, the joy, and the love represented by Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem fill our lives and become part of all that we say and do.
Continue to bless us that we may be a blessing to others. Keep us strong that we may help the weak. Keep us uplifted that we may have words of encouragement for others.
For those newly elected leaders coming into office please be a guiding presence in their lives as they govern over us here and around the world.
For each and every family member here and those at home I pray for peace, love and joy in their lives and in their homes. For those sick or hospitalized watch over them.
Please hold our service men and women in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and presence, also Lord remember the families of our service men and women and we ask for your blessings on all those still missing or unaccounted for.
Thank you, God for the wonderful gift of your son, Jesus, as we prepare to again celebrate His birthday, help us to remember Him, as we give and receive gifts, let us take time to pray for those who have nothing and no one, for those cold homeless and lonely that feel forgotten, Help us Lord, to help them with our prayers and to fill their Christmas with you and with your hope, love, peace and joy.
TO ALL THOSE SERVING AT HOME AND ABROAD: