MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.
I hope and pray all my blogging friends and anyone that may read this have a wonderful Christmas.
I hope and pray it is a safe Christmas for all as a severe winter storm seems to have hit a large part of both Canada and the US.. If you are driving, please drive carefully our winter roads can be treacherous.
I hope and pray all will take even just a moment to recognize the day for what if really is. The celebration of the birth of Baby Jesus.
I am going to let everyone in on a little secret, well maybe it is not a secret to many. There are times when I can be a be a real doofus. I often pray many times throughout a day. Sometimes it is in what I consider like the formal or traditional prayer manner. Many times though it is in a more relazed almost conversational tone. I have my own little Christmas tradition. Ever year as early as I can on Christmas morning, I say a little prayer, just to wish Jesus a happy birthday. As do so many of my prayers it starts off in the traditional manner but seem to then drift to the conversational.
Well I did this, this morning. Now I know it takes my head a longer time to wake up than it seems to be for my body. That is my excuse anyway. When I am in this conversation mode, it feels many times that it is like I am talking to a dear friend. Well this morning the last line of my prayer was, “May you have a very happy birthday and many, many more.” That thought hadn’t even finished rolling through my head and it hit me. Wishing Jesus many many more birthdays, geesh. Told you I can be a doofus. Glad there is a sense of humor in Heaven.
I have a challenge for any and all that may read this and when ever they may read this. I challenge you to say your own little prayer in what ever manner you choose. But when it comes to ending the prayer, don’t say the amen or what ever word you may use. Instead leave the prayer open and therefore ongoing. Carry on through your day, remembering you are still in prayer. See if you conduct yourself differently than you would normally? Please let me know.