Episode 10: Santa’s Prayer on Christmas Eve

Episode 10: Santa’s Prayer on Christmas Eve

Santa’s Prayer on Christmas Eve

Saint Nicholas who had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for the mythical Santa Claus we know today. So, even within the real meaning of Christmas, we can still leave room for that mythical Santa Claus, provided we acknowledge the real reason for the season. There’s a poem by Warren D. Jennings, Santa’s Prayer on Christmas Eve, in which Santa does exactly that.

As we rejoice and celebrate this wonderful season of Christmas, let us remember that Jesus is the reason for the season and not forget to thank baby Jesus for coming into our lives.

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Santa’s Prayer on Christmas Eve

On a previous Silver Lining, we shared the story of the real Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas who had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for the mythical Santa Claus we know today. So, even within the real meaning of Christmas, we can still leave room for that mythical Santa Claus, provided we acknowledge the real reason for the season. There’s a poem by Warren D. Jennings, Santa’s Prayer on Christmas Eve, in which Santa does exactly that.

The sleigh was all packed, the reindeer were fed,

But Santa still knelt by the side of the bed.

“Dear Father,” he prayed “Be with me tonight.

There’s much work to do and my schedule is tight.

I must jump in my sleigh and streak through the sky,

Knowing full well that a reindeer can’t fly.

I will visit each household before the first light,

I’ll cover the world and all in one night.

With sleighbells a-ringing, I’ll land on each roof,

Amid the soft clatter of each little hoof.

To get in the house is the difficult part,

So I’ll slide down the chimney of each child’s heart.

My sack will hold toys to grant all their wishes.

The supply will be endless like the loaves and the fishes.

I will fill all the stockings and not leave a track.

I’ll eat every cookie that is left for my snack.

I can do all these things Lord, only through You,

I just need your blessing, then it’s easy to do.

All this is to honour the birth of the One

That was sent to redeem us, Your most Holy Son.

So to all of my friends, least your glory I rob,

Please Lord, remind them who gave me this job.”

As we rejoice and celebrate this wonderful season of Christmas, let us remember that Jesus is the reason for the season and not forget to thank baby Jesus for coming into our lives. Let us together prepare ourselves to welcome him into the homes of our hearts. May you have the gift of Faith, the blessing of Hope, and the peace of His Love at Christmas and always. From me and my loved ones, Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

 

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[Music: Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas – Keith Urban]