A Christmas Morning Prayer poem by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) #text #video



A Christmas Morning Prayer

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)¹

O God, our loving Father, help us
Rightly to 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.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing
That Christ brings, and teach us
To be merry with clear hearts.

May this Christmas morning make us
Happy  to be Thy children, and
May the Christmas Evening bring us to our beds
With grateful thoughts, forgiving, and forgiven, for Jesus’ sake.

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¹Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure IslandKidnappedStrange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and A Child's Garden of Verses. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.
A Christmas Morning Prayer by Reasons for Hope* Jesus with Merry Christmas Isaiah 9:6 graphic.
"A Christmas Prayer" poem by Robert Louis Stevenson, video narrated by Froilan Jigs


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