Annual NWHPC Christmas Prayer

Each year for the past several years I’ve offered the prayer at the Northwest Houston Photo Club Christmas party. It’s a fun light-hearted thing. This year I wrote lyrics to the Christmas song, Do You See What I See. The whole group sang with me! Then I prayed the prayer, and at the end the group joined in saying “Hallelujah! Amen.” We had a great time. I hope you enjoy the song and prayer/poem…

Do You See What I See – Photographer’s Version

Said the landscape photographer to his photo buddy,
Do you see what I see?
Hill and streams running down below
Do you see what I see?
The morning sun casts its golden glow
And the scene is filled with great light.
And the scene is filled with great light.

Said the flower photographer to her photo buddy,
Do you see what I see?
Petals, colors, shapes in perfect light
Do you see what I see?
A flower, a bud, a background and a vase
All arranged so perfectly right.
All arranged so perfectly right.

Said the host of the NWHPC Christmas Party
Listen to what I say
Pray for peace people everywhere
Listen to what I say
The child, the child
Sleeping in the night
He has brought us goodness and light
He has brought us goodness and light

Let us thank him for goodness and light!

2018 NWHPC Christmas Party Prayer

We’ve sung a song. We’ve shared good cheer.
The food is spread. The time is near.
So before we eat, we’ll say a prayer
And offer thanks for gifts so fair.

Food, and drink, friends and kindness
All from Your hand, O Lord of all goodness.
We thank you today united as one
Whether our gear has black lenses or uses the gray ones.

I’m happy to offer this prayer again this year
Remembering that God’s gifts bring the truest cheer.
So raise a glass high and join me in praise
For the True Gift of God who in a manger was laid.

The goodness of God displayed to all the world
Brings joy, peace, hope, and life – it’s Jesus our Lord.
We thank you, O God for all these good gifts
For they are signs of your love and give our spirits a lift.

Now if you will do so, as this prayer comes to an end,
Join me in saying hallelujah! Amen!

Song & Prayer by David Bahn | December 3, 2018

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