Christmas Day has come and gone
and I rejoice that the Christ Child
has been born anew in my heart.
I hope that it will mean more
to me than ever before.
Help me to keep this joy
from slipping away into the night
after the songs have all been sung
and your story told once again.
Let me so receive him
that I may always trust in your
constant loving presence.
Help me have a faith that does not fade
and hope that does not slip away.
Let me always act with love.
May your abiding joy
be at the center of my very being
and may my life reflect your
love and grace for all.
May it be so.
(Kenneth Phifer – modified)