Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve Prayer from Louisiana

I wanted to say something profound or share a poignant Christmas memory.  But with the growing hate towards each other in America we need more than fancy words in a sappy story.
We need You, God.
You don't just tolerate us.  You love us so much you sent your Son to die for us.
You aren't swayed by social pressures.  There are no double standards.  All humans have sinned and need salvation.  
You are The Way, The Truth, and The Life.  That doesn't change, no matter what we choose to believe.
You give Peace that goes beyond all understanding and defies world thinking. 
Thank You, God.  
Tomorrow, remind us to stop counting the number of presents and focus instead on the eternal gift of salvation through Jesus.  Until we know You, we won't know true love and compassion for others.
For by grace you are saved through is a gift of God, not of works....Ephesians 2:8-9


  1. Amen, Bethie, amen :)

    Have yourself (and yours) a very Merry Christmas and my sincere wishes for a safe and Happy New Year :)

  2. This really hit home. Thank you. Merry Christmas!

  3. Hi, Bethie! Thank you for sharing this prayer. Merry Christmas!

  4. Very well written and spot on. Of all the prayers I've read thus far, I hope God gets to yours first. Have a Merry Christmas!

  5. Powerful words... they really pack a punch...
    Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas.
    Writer In Transit

  6. I agree that we should put less emphasis on presents, and concentrate on being better human beings. Merry Christmas Bethie!


  7. Amen to your prayer, Bethie.
    Happy Christmas

  8. Merry Christmas. A prayer of reminders.

  9. Amen to that Bethie - and sadly I think you could replace any country with 'America' and the prayer would still be relevant :( Hope you are having a blessed and peaceful Christmas break,
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

  10. Hi Bethie .. I wish we could all live in peace and harmony - great thoughts ... enjoy the rest of the festive season. Cheers Hilary

  11. Amen! We need Jesus more than ever now.

  12. Amen. May you have a happy new year. :-)

  13. A wonderful prayer for the season. May you be blessed with a wonderful 2014.

  14. Beautiful prayer. Best of the holidays to you!