A few evenings ago I walked into my kitchen to find each of my four girls deeply engrossed in various magazines. At first this puzzled me. However, it did not take long for me to realize what was happening–the catalogs have started to arrive and the girl’s were carefully developing their “wish list!”
There is no doubt that the holidays are upon us.
I watched them circle, highlight and devote so much energy into scanning every single page and I could not help but to be reminded of this one thing:
For God so loved the World.
It can become so easy to forget that.
As much as I want my girls to enjoy the excitement and fully experience the joy this holiday season brings, what I desperately pray that they realize is that it does not begin and can not be found in the colorful and enticing pages of a catalog. I want them to know that this holiday and their joy must begin and end with God’s love. And as family, our job this season and always is to show that Love to those around us.
Here are 5 simple prayers that our daughters can pray daily this season in order to help shift their attention back to what matters most!
Print them, decorate them, post them, share them!