Amidst the Busyness

Prepare my heart to receive you this Christmas
Amidst all the busyness, the shopping and the presents
In amongst the food and the parties, the decorating and the trimmings
Let me find time for you
With all of our traditions help me to remember why you came
May I dig beneath the wrapping paper of what we have made it
Help me rediscover the very essence of Christmas
May I remember that you gave up everything
Let every decoration and light remind me that you came to save me from myself
Let every meal help me to remember that you came to die for me
Let every present stir the memory that you came to give yourself for me
Let me not forget
Help me to stay focussed
Help me change my thinking
Help me change my ways
Don’t let me crowd you out this year
Come and take your place at the centre of my Christmas.

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