O Lord, this Christmas give me a quiet heart, so like Mary I may ponder each significant part; to have time for the One who was born that day, to express my love in a special way.
Give me a heart of joy this year, as the momentous meaning of Your gift becomes clear; to rejoice and praise Your wonderful plan – Immanuel – “God makes His home with man.”
Give me a heart with love unfurled, to share the reality of Your love with my world. Like shepherds to enthusiastically inform all I meet like the Wise Men to lay my gifts at Your feet. Amen by Doris Stensland in On The Back Step