A Christmas Prayer

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I sit here by the tree

And look up at the star.

With loving family all around,

I see how blessed we are.

 

So this, my Christmas prayer,

Is not for toys and dolls —

It’s thanking You for Christmas gifts

You’ve given to us all.

 

Thank You, God, for Gabriel,

Who brought news of great joy.

He said to Mary, “God chose you To have His baby boy.”

 

Thank You, God, for Gabriel,

Your precious Christmas gift.

 

Thank You, God, for Mary.

She let faith lead the way: “I am His servant girl,” she said.

“Let it be as you say.”

 

Thank You, God, for Mary,

Your precious Christmas gift.

 

Thank You, God, for Joseph,

Who trusted Your good plan.

He took Mary to be his wife.

He was a faithful man.

 

Thank You, God, for Joseph,

Your precious Christmas gift.

 

Thank You for the donkey

That helped them all to leave

And got Mary to Bethlehem

In time for Christmas Eve!

 

Thank You for the donkey,

Your precious Christmas gift.

 

Thank You for the shepherds,

Who heard of Jesus’ birth.

They saw the angels in the sky

Announcing peace on earth!

 

Thank You for the shepherds,

Your precious Christmas gift.

 

Thank You for the bright star

That shined and led the way,

So wise men found and worshiped Him,

As we still do today.

 

Thank You for the bright star,

Your precious Christmas gift.

 

Thank You, God, for Jesus,

Your one and only Son.

A Savior sent to save the world!

Yes, Christmas had begun!

 

Thank You, God, for Jesus,

Your perfect Christmas gift.

 

God, I know that Christmas

Is more than toys or lists.

Thank You for loving me so much

And for these Christmas gifts.

Excerpted with permission from A Christmas Prayer by Amy Parker, copyright Amy Parker. 

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Your Turn

Is there anything sweeter than the innocent prayers of children talking to their Heavenly Father? Share this prayer with your friends and family this Christmas season, because you are never too old or to young to offer thanks for the joy and love of God’s greatest Gift. Do you have a traditional prayer or poem that you recite at Christmas? Share with us in the comments on this week’s blog! Merry Christmas from all of us at FaithGateway and Prayer.full!

Amy Parker

Amy Parker has written and co-written more than forty books for children, teens, and adults, with more than a million copies sold. She has collaborated with authors ranging from New York Times bestsellers to her very own son. Two of these collaborations—Firebird and Courageous Teens—are recipients of Christian Retailing’s Best Awards. But Amy’s greatest reward is being a wife to Daniel and a mom to their amazing sons, Michael and Ethan.

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