As I gather with my family and friends,
Help us focus our attention on the love that resides within.
Show us our value apart from material things;
May we create an atmosphere of peace.
Let our time be filled with generosity and contentment;
I bind every negative spirit and any feelings of envy, strife or judgment.
I loose the spirit of love and an abundance of patience;
May we treat one another with tenderness and grace.
Let this be the most enjoyable time we’ve ever spent,
Engaging these most precious moments with thankfulness.
Show us how to share our gifts in remembrance—
Honoring the One we celebrate this Christmas.
Help me be present to all that surrounds me,
With gratitude for the gifts of love packaged as friends and family.