A long time ago He was born in a stable and layed in a manger.  But
He wishes to be born within your heart today.  This Christmas season
receive the greatest gift that can ever be given.  Open your heart and
let the One who was born in a stable in humility, died on the cross in
love, and rose from the dead in power, enter in!  
TO GOD BE THE GLORY, HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON
SO THAT WE MIGHT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE
                                    A CHRISTMAS PRAYER



Dear Lord,
As we celebrate Your birth, let us remember that You are the true reason for
Christmas.   Let every sparkling light remind us how You illuminate our lives,
a shining beacon to guide us in our thoughts and actions each day, and how You
light us from within in the knowledge of Your love and truth.  Let the Christmas
trees, standing straight, tall, unbowed, remind us of Your uprightness, Your
goodness, Your perfection, and Your refusal to bow to worldly temptations, no
matter how great the challenge or trouble.  Lord, as we feast on Christmas treats,
let us remember that You are the sole provider of everything worth having, that all
good things come from You.  And as we enjoy our gifts, let us never forget that
You are the greatest gift of all--our wonderful Savior, Counselor, Giver of an
eternal life whose wonders we cannot imagine. So as we delight in Christmas, the
happiest and brightest of holidays, let us remember there would be no Christmas
without You, Lord, and let our hearts be filled with joy, and love and
thankfulness, this Christmas and all the ones to come. In Jesus' name we pray,
Amen.
During this Christmas season, let us take the time to reflect and          
ponder over the love of God for us manifested through the Child of  
the  virgin. And after we have done so, let us pray for those who have
not  yet heard.                                                                                           
                                                                             



HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND
A BLESSED AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR


THE OWENS FAMILY