For single-parent families
What a delight to welcome the Christ child!
Thank you, Lord, for Jesus, his birth as we depict it, in a stable among hay and grazing cattle, visited by wandering shepherds and knowing wise men.
As we celebrate Christmas I am drawn to pray for families like my own where one parent makes the home.
We as single parents welcome the Christmas cheer with tentative
strides, knowing it will all come together
but . . .
What's the split Christmas Day, between parents, going to work like?
Can Santa afford to come this year?
Will the grocery budget fit in a Christmas treat or two?
Single parent families are many in our communities.
We are all different and face different issues.
We are not invisible;
the stresses often take their toll;
the lightness is often harder to find.
Today I pray that your gentleness of spirit, Lord, will
bring lightness and cheer to the lives of all single-parent families in our
In Jesus' name, Amen.