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Pause and Pray

All Is Gift

Dec 25, 2021
Christmas star in the night sky


Today, as we celebrate Christ’s birth, we also spend time with loved ones and exchange gifts. Amid the strewn wrapping paper, stockings overflowing with goodies, and flurry of family conversations, it can be easy to miss a chance to center ourselves with prayer. May this prayer help keep you grounded in the true significance of this holy, beautiful day.


God, thank you for sending your Son to us.
I don’t know if I’ve said that anywhere near as many times as I should.
Today, we celebrate the birth of your Son, and all that that gift entails.
Yes, we’re celebrating the presence of loved ones in our lives,
but let us recall that the joy we feel emanates from you.
Bless us on this glorious day as we give thanks and praise
for the gift of Jesus to the world.



Think of a gift you can give someone today that is not a physical product with a receipt and return policy. These are the kinds of gifts that truly reflect the meaning of Christmas.

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Edgar Aquinde
Sat, 12/25/2021 - 05:27 AM
Edgar Aquinde
Holy Days have become commercialized that many are anxious causing stressors forgetting TRUE meaning of celebrations.
Sat, 12/25/2021 - 09:23 AM
a lovely "gift" in my mail one to be prayed at our meal time this day
Mike Reininger
Sat, 12/25/2021 - 12:27 PM
Mike Reininger
Because of Jesus, life is still worth living. God has a plan for everyone. Can you imagine what it would be like to be a fly on the wall or in the air observing all of the main events in the life of Jesus and how things really happened rather than just what we imagine happened based upon someone else's testimony. How close could we get to what really happened with further research and imagination? Maybe we'll just have to settle for what little we know unless God reveals to us more through some miracle. After all, for us Christians, the life of Jesus is the center of history, the center of everything.
Sat, 12/25/2021 - 12:34 PM
Praise God for His Most Precious Gift to the world! Happy birthday, Sweet Baby Jesus!

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