At Christmas time there are plenty of things to distract us from the real meaning. I just read a wonderful prayer, apparently (although not definitely) written by Robert Louis Stevenson, which reaches through those distractions and very simply helps us to focus on what really matters. Regardless of its provenance, and with a large hat tip to Tim Challies for making it known to me, here it is:
Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of angels, the gladness 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 desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing which 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!
With that in mind I pray you will keep your eyes & your heart fixed on Him and wish a very happy Christmas to you all!