Merry Christmas everyone!
Before I say the prayer, may I share some of my frustrations that ALWAYS come about this time of year?
Shortly after Thanksgiving, I am reminded that we Christians are being marginalized daily by the merchants, our Government, not to mention numerous other secular institutions The most frustrating part of all, is to see fellow Christians unknowingly participate in this nonsense So please don't send me a Happy Holidays Card!
Christmas is not about Black Friday or how much more Chinese junk stores can sell.
Christmas is about celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ Please check out Matthew 1:23 Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel' (which means. God with us). lf some folks are offended by that then so be it.
Let us pray
Our Father in heaven, we Americans have much to be thankful for. We are thankful that the Lord has granted us another year with a warm house, plentiful food and good health
As the history of our nation continues to unfold we pray that God will continue to bless us with His Love and Mercy.
As citizens we must continue to defend God's will as given to us in the Holy Bible.
We pray for those who have never heard the inner voice of God's word. We pray for those who suffer from addictions give them strength and hope Dear God.
We pray for all members of our Armed Forces who continue to serve with Courage, Honor and Dignity.
Bless this group of Madison citizens who continue to serve unselfishly in their community and nation.
This We Pray in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
John UnderwoodMCRW Chaplain