A Christmas Prayer for Hope

Every year at Christmas
All I can see
Are pictures of the things I want
Around the tree
But this year’s a little different
I’m not thinking of myself
So my prayer for this Christmas
Is for somebody else

So I pray…
Joy To the World
Peace for every boy and girl
Hope when life is hard
Light when everything seems dark

God I know you’re listening
And you can hear
The need of every broken heart
And all their tears
I don’t have a lot to offer
Just this one simple prayer
That this Christmas everyone would know
Somebody cares…

So I pray…
Joy To the World
Peace for every boy and girl
Hope when life is hard
Light when everything seems dark

I pray that every hungry soul
Will be filled and will be warm
That not a single, solitary child
Would suffer harm

And wars would find their ending
As we take another view
My hope is that this Christmas prayer
Would somehow come true

I pray…
Humanity would rise
And join with me

From Nick Jonas Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer).  You can hear it on Youtube here.

I knew Nick and his family growing up, so every Christmas I love listening to this song because it brings me back to my childhood.  But the message of this song is one that goes back farther than that. Christmas is about spreading joy around the world.  The holidays are a time of celebration, a time of remembrance and a time of love.  It’s the time that we all do what we can to make the world a better place, to unite and share what we’ve been blessed with throughout the year with those in need.

So the question is, why can’t we do this all year long?  Why do we wait until the last 3 weeks of the year to do something nice for someone else?

This year I’m going to try and do my part to spread joy and peace all year long.  What can you do today to spread the message of hope and love at Christmas?

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