Friday, December 16, 2016

Morton Family Christmas Prayer - 2016

Dear Lord,

Thank you so much for bringing us together again to celebrate both the birth of your son and to celebrate our incredible family for yet another year. You’ve blessed each one of us with so much to be thankful for, and this year I’d like to thank you for the love you’ve given to us. Love carries us through the highs and lows. It brings us together and gives us strength. The love we have for this family is what keeps this amazing Christmas tradition going year after year. This year, I’ve selected a passage from The Bible that explains how much your gift of love means to us.

In Corinthians Thirteen: 4 through 7 it states, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is proud.” We are proud to be part of our wonderful family. We are so lucky and blessed to have each other for support. The love that Nana and Pop Pop had for each other and this family has been carried down through generations of this family.

The next passage says, “It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” Christmas is the season of forgiveness and tradition and love. It is during this time where we rediscover what means the most to us during a time that feels as if it gets busier and more stressful each year.

Next it writes, “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” The love in our incredible family guides each of us to be successful and true to our morals and our family values.

Finally, Corinthians states, “It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” Nothing could be more true about the love in this family. As time progresses, we only get closer to one another. This family has so much growth for the future, and we can learn so much from our past. Your gift of love has molded us into who we are today and it will continue to shape us as a family for a long time to come. For that, we are so very thankful.