A Bidding Prayer for Christmas Eve: Duane W.H. Arnold, PhD

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8 Responses

  1. Duane Arnold says:


    My bother in arms, Michael Newnham, embodies the virtues and qualities of this prayer. Michael, from all of us who benefit from your love, wisdom and perseverance, A Very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. Michael says:

    Thank you, my friend…I have good teachers. 🙂
    Merry Christmas to you and your bride…

  3. Em says:

    Amen, Dr. Duane….
    May we all feel and understand this unspeakable gift – A God blessed Nativity remembrance
    God keep

  4. Bride of Christ says:

    This is the true meaning of Christmas…we are missing so many livec ones this Christmas. I just finished face -time with my two grandchildren in Honolulu and I am feeling sad and grateful at the same time. This is the first Christmas that my husband and I haven’t been with one of our two children on Christmas day. I spoke with my father in his assisted care facility in Wisconsin today, also. My father is 93 and I think this is the first Christmas that he will not be in the company of his spouse or one of us children on Christmas day.. They had a Christmas party there today and he seems in good spirits, though! My brother will bring him his gifts tomorrow and wish him a Merry Christmas from outside his apartment window . Lord, please have mercy upon us, and allow us to once again receive and give comfort and love to our loved ones, and to be physically present with them. In the meantime Lord, please give comfort and hope to all who need it during this blessed season, and encourage us by your presence. Amen.

  5. Duane Arnold says:

    Bride of Christ

    Like your brother, my wife and I will deliver gifts today for my 93 year old mother in assisted living. We’ll talk with her through the window from the parking lot… It is a very different Christmas. Nonetheless we proclaim that Christ is born.

    A Blessed and Happy Christmas to all…

  6. Linn says:


    Thank you. I have listened to the Lessons and Carols before, and I have always been struck by their profound simplicity.

    Merry Christmas!

  7. Duane Arnold says:


    Merry Christmas!

  8. Captain Kevin says:

    Beautiful prayer!

    Thank you, Duane. Merry Christmas!

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