by Robert Louis Stevenson
Help us rightly to remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the shepherds,
and the worship of the Wise Men.
Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift, and good desire with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessings that Christ brings,
and teach us to be merry with clean hearts.
May the Christmas morning make us happy to be
Thy children, and the Christmas evening bring us to our beds with
grateful thoughts; forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.