Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Santa's Christmas Prayer

On Christmas Eve the other night,I saw the most amazing sight,
for there beneath the Christmas tree,was Santa kneeling on his knee.

His countenance was different than that all-familiar, jolly grin;
his head was bowed, with hand to breast, & slightly tucked within his vest.

For there in a nativity, was Jesus & his family,
And as I heard him start to pray, I listened close to what he'd say.

"Lord, You know that You're the reason I take pleasure in this season.
I dont want to take Your place, but just reflect Your wondrous grace.

I hope You'll help them understand, I'm just an ordinary man,
who found a way to do your will, by finding kids with needs to fill.

But all those centuries ago, there was no way for me to know
that they would make so much of me, & all the gifts beneath the tree.

They think I have some hidden power, granted at the midnight hour,
but it is my love for you, inspiring the things I do.

And so when they begin to open gifts, for which they have been hoping,
may they give you all the glory, for You're the ONE TRUE CHRISTMAS STORY!
-Alda Monteschio


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