To The Lonely at Christmas

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As I watched TV with my children this weekend…
one message was repeated loud and clear…
that Christmas was a time to spend with family…
and that’s why so many are lonely this time of year.
And commercial after commercial…
talks about family and gift giving to others…
but so many are financially unable…
or even estranged from children, sisters, or brothers.
So as I listen to the messages…
that the lonely hear at Christmas time…
it’s no surprise to me that more…
loneliness, depression, and suicide is what we find.
And Christmas movies are everywhere…
filled with love, joy, and Christmas cheer…
but it’s not easy for many to watch…
when you are all alone this time of year.
So to the lonely at Christmas…
for each of you I now pray…
that your lives will be transformed…
and filled with Love and joy by next Christmas Day.
That we will all be blessed…
with all that we have lost restored…
for none of us want to be lonely…
nor abused like many suffered before.
So Dear Lord Jesus…
we say Happy Birthday to you…
and thanks for the Gift of Your Presence…
that You’ve given to all of us too.
We ask for the broken to be healed…
and all that they lost restored…
and fill them all with Your Presence…
so they’ll feel Love and Joy like never before.
And transform each wounded life…
from brokenness to wholeness this year…
so that each one will be different…
and celebrate Your Life with Christmas cheer.

© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2016.

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16 thoughts on “To The Lonely at Christmas

  1. Pingback: To The Lonely at Christmas | Madison Elizabeth Baylis

    • Hi Laurel. I thought of you this weekend as my daughter was watching a Christmas movie and one of the characters was “Laurel”. I thought you may have been alone along with some other blog friends. I had my children part of the day till they went to see their dad. It’s never easy to be alone. I can only tell you that God has been my source of strength to get through… but we have to invite “Him” into our hearts. Until we do, He will remain on the outside.

  2. Being alone on Christmas is certainly not fun…I know I did it again this year. I am still trying to bounce back from it as my depression is at an all time low. I have therapy today so hopefully that helps.

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