Merry Christmas!

May your holidays be cheerful and your family realize it is blessed.

God, please be with our nation during this holiday season. Be with our leaders and their families. Show them your love. Be with our military and their families. Give them peace. And those military, God, who are far from their families this holiday season, I ask that you give them and their families joy.

God, there are Christians around the world who cannot worship you freely. I thank you for my ability to do that. I ask you to bless those who cannot with a sure knowledge of your presence in their lives.

Thank you, God, for sending your son and giving us something to celebrate this Christmas.