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A Child's Christmas Prayer
by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
Monday, December 18, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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...pray first for permission, then write Santa later...

Dear God, I try to be good

that’s what I want you to know

I want my soul to be

pure as winter’s snow.


But when Timmy pulls my hair

being good is hard to be.

Guess that’s not good enough,

trying to just be me.


And remember when Bobby pushed me,

down to the ground I fell so fast?

Just couldn’t help myself when I grabbed his foot

And he landed on his ~ss!


Oops, my turn to wash my mouth

with soap as Momma would;

if she knew I used that word,

that really ain’t so good.


I really didn’t mean to hurt Clara

when I told her she was lazy,

but all she does is sit around

and stares at TV like she’s crazy.


Can I tell You ‘bout the times I help

my Mom with my little sister?

Even help scrub her clothes

‘til I’ve worn on my hands a blister.


And then there’s the time at the grocery store

when another lady’s baby was crying;

then I played with her ‘til she stopped,

and You know ‘bout that I’m not lying.


I’ve got something to ask, and

I can’t lie to You, would be sad:

You know Santa’s coming soon…

would a li’l white lie to him be bad?


I won’t ask for much:

For me just a few little toys;

something for Mommy and Daddy,

and sister and brother to bring them joys.

If I tell Santa only the good things

that I do throughout the year,

leave out the things You know ‘bout me,

is there anything I should fear?

Did I feel you touch my shoulder?
Was that Your sign of yes?
G’night, God, I’m gonna go write my letter to Santa,
And tell him I’ve done my best.


Oh, by the way, God…

We’re gonna have a birthday cake for Your Son, Jesus

and we’re inviting You to come join us on Christmas Eve.*



© Jackie (Micke) Jinks, December 2006



*A long-time tradition in our family for Christmas Eve.




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Reviewed by Linda Hill 12/14/2014

This is awesome. It captured my attention all the way through. So refreshing to look through a child's eyes. This is a keeper.

Love and blessings,
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 12/12/2014
Awesome, I had a sister that had a birthday cake for Jesus every year and before dinner they all would sing happy birthday to Him/. A beautiful tradition that her kids still do today.
Reviewed by Portia Burton 1/26/2013
Reviewed by Bennett 5/16/2007
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/21/2006
A delightful seasonal offering, Micke. Thank you for sharing it. Blessings to you,

Reviewed by William Bonilla 12/19/2006
Absolutely beautiful Micke
Loved this most enjoyable write
thanks for sharing

Merry Christmas
lovbe & peace
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 12/19/2006
Micke, this is precious!! And you know, isn't this like everyone - much good and kindness in their lives, and a little anger and *badness.* And yet God forgives all His children the same. Thank you for a wonderful read.

Peace. Joyce
Reviewed by A.R.David Lewis (Reader) 12/19/2006
Hello Micke, A true Christmas prayer, as told through the mind of a child, this in some way makes it stronger, a great tradition.
Reviewed by Jo Janoski 12/19/2006
This is so sweet--really puts me in the mood for the holiday. Thanks, Micke!
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 12/19/2006
Cute, any other comment would be just futile. Thanks Micke for making my day. Victor
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/19/2006
What a lovely children's Christmas prayer, Micke. And what a marvelous family tradition you have!
Reviewed by Rusty Daily 12/18/2006
Precious, precious write Micke.

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