Christmas Prayer

Lord give not the joy that centers on passing things
But grant to me the joy Thy Holy Spirit brings.
Withhold from me the peace that is shattered in a minute.
But give me, Lord, the peace that has Thy blessing in it.
Do not give me love that is a weak façade,
But bless me with the love of Thee, Almighty God.
True joy, true peace, and true love:
Precious Christmas gifts from God above.