Lord, just as the angels glorified You, just as the shepherds were filled with praise, and just as the Magi worshipped You, may I also bow my head and lift my heart to You. Lord, You gave Your best for me. May my sacrifice of worship be acceptable in Your sight on this day and every day. Amen.
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the suffering and afflicted. He has sent me to comfort the broken-hearted, to announce liberty to captives and to open the eyes of the blind.
The Living Bible
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.
Laura Ingalls Wilder