Saturday, December 12, 2015

Santa's Christmas Prayer~

Because it's worth repeating, I am sharing a prayer I posted last Christmas Season.

Santa's Christmas Prayer

On Christmas Eve the other night
I saw the most amazing sight,
For there beneath the Christmas tree
Was Santa kneeling on his knee.
His countenance was different than
That all-familiar, jolly grin;
His head was bowed, with hand to breast,
And slightly tucked into his vest.
For there in a nativity
Was Jesus and His family,
And as I heard him start to pray
I listened close to what he'd say.
"Lord, You know that You're the reason
I take pleasure in this season.
I don't want to take Your place,
But just reflect Your wondrous grace.
I hope You'll help them understand
I'm just an ordinary man,
Who found a way to do Your will
By finding kids with needs to fill.
But all those centuries ago,
There was no way for me to know
That they would make so much of me,
And all the gifts beneath the tree.
They think I have some hidden power
Granted at the midnight hour,
But it is my love for You
Inspiring the things I do.
And so when they begin to open
Gifts for which they have been hoping,
May they give You all the glory,
For You're the One True Christmas story."

Amen!!!

8 comments:

Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane said...

That's just right--thanks for sharing, Lauren!

bj said...

this is such a sweet poem...I will share it on my sidebar thruout this glorious holiday of the birth of our Sweet Jesus.

Katie Clooney said...

What a beautiful prayer. I have never seen this before. Thanks for sharing, Lauren. Have a great week!

Calypso In The Country said...

Beautiful poem!
Shelley

Leslie Harris said...

Wow. This is so beautiful and I've never seen it before. Thank you so much for sharing it again. I missed it last year.
xo
Leslie

Allison said...

This is beautiful Lauren! Thank you so much for sharing this.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love this poem, thanks so much for sharing, this is perfect.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Such a most beautiful prayer...thanks for sharing! Have a Merry Weekend!