Dear God -
It's just about a week and a half before Christmas, and this time of year is marked with joy, peace and excitement for the coming holiday. God thank you for the birth of your son Jesus, and for what his birth means in our lives. Today I ask that you give Caroline Christmas Excitement year-round. That she has a little piece of anticipation and child-like joy in her life regardless of what's going on around her. God bless Caroline with a spirit to know that no matter what she's handed in life - what you've handed her is far greater. And that gift, that free gift you've given her, is worthy of anticipation and joy.
God please let us be role models for staying excited and joyful about You, Your Son Jesus, his birth, his death, and the promise You've made to us.