a christmas prayer
Christmas Spirit

Wichita, KS

#1 Dec 9, 2009
A CHRISTMAS PRAYER

The little boy lay snuggly in bed dreaming his little boy dreams. Thoughts of Santa, reindeer, and toys were at the top of his list it seemed. But just before he fell asleep these words came from his heart. Under the covers safe and warm you could hear his simple prayer start.

"God, please bless all the soldiers who are fighting so far away. Keep them safe and hold them tight they won't be home Christmas Day."

Across the town in a nursing home Soldiers shared many stories Of Normandy, Germany and Korea - their victories and their glories. They spoke of the troops overseas empathy covered each word. As they sat to eat their evening meal their brotherly prayer could be heard.

"God, please bless all the soldiers who are fighting so far away. Keep them safe and hold them tight they won't be home Christmas Day."

On Christmas Eve a mother is busy there is so much that's yet to be done. She's grateful her hands are not idle but her thoughts still drift to her son. The Army will be serving him dinner tomorrow on Christmas Day. Overseas he is serving his country as she works, you hear her heart say.

"God, please bless all the soldiers who are fighting so far away. Keep them safe and hold them tight they won't be home Christmas Day."

Across the seas he awoke on Christmas thinking home looked nothing like this. But care packages sent from family and friends helped fill gaps in the things that he missed. The mess hall was filled with a holiday meal as the troops each bowed and prayed. One soldier stood and took the lead at other posts his words were replayed.

"God, please bless friends and family who are safe so far away. They are the reason we're serving our hearts are home Christmas Day."



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