I know there are some of you out there who think it’s wrong and non-Christian to celebrate Christmas. I understand your point of view and respect it, but I haven’t come here today to debate it. I am here merely to offer the following prayer, and to invite anyone who pleases to pray it with me.
Father in heaven, I beseech you to endow with power and glory this year’s Christmas season, more than past Christmases: because we need it more today.
Above all, give it power to move our hearts to repentance, that our poor, fallen, sinful country might be saved. Turn us, O Lord, turn us back to You, and cause Thy face to shine: and then we shall be saved. Amen
There. That didn’t hurt so much, did it?