PRAYER Rx --- January 8
Dear Lord Jesus, as we reflect on the Christmas holiday just past, we find that more and more groups of individuals are trying to take You out of Christmas. Nativity scenes are questioned, and yet the "reason for the season" was Your divine birth in Bethlehem. ... And yet, surprisingly, we still find Your spirit of love, sharing, and concern for the poor, the hungry, and those in need of comfort. Isn't it strange that those who deny You are often willing to share their love, or to be on the receiving end of love? ... Doesn't this prove that Your teachings were true, Your examples worthy? Could it not also prove that Your ways are best for us all, for our nation, and for our civilization? Could it not be that You are who You said You were - trustworthy and caring? Could it not be? ... Help us all as individuals to see this, before we unknowingly forfeit all that Your sacrifice made possible for us.
In Your holy name I pray.