Christmas Eve Prayer and Meditation

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Prayer

Lord, I come in Jesus’ Name with thanksgiving, remembering the great love You gave to me in the form of the birth of Your Son, Jesus. How unimaginably perfect You are in all Your ways. Matthew 1:23 Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

Thank you for giving Your only Son to die for my sins and, since I have accepted Him into my heart and life, giving me eternal life with You in heaven.

Direct me not to be distracted from the true meaning of Christmas or be enticed by the calling of the world to make Christmas all about myself. This Christmas, encourage me to have everything I do point back to You and Your Glory. I bring these thoughts in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Christmas Story Meditation

Visualize the Christmas story by slowly and quietly meditating on this Christmas carol:

Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright. Round yon Virgin Mother and Child, Holy Infant so tender and mild, sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night, darkness flies, all is light. Shepherds hear the angels sing, “alleluia hail the King! Christ the Savior is born.”

Silent night, holy night, guiding star, lend thy light; see the eastern wise men bring gifts and homage to our King! Christ the Savior is born.

Thank you Lord, for all that this holy night represents. Amen.

Merry Christmas from all of us at Time With Our Creator! We pray you have a blessed holiday.

2020 Christmas Prayer: God’s Gift to Mankind

Photo taken in Colorado.

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Gift giving Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name I come to You to thank You for the greatest gift ever given. You gave Your only begotten Son to be born on Earth, live a short while, then die on the cross to provide me with salvation and a home in heaven for eternity.
Luke 2:11 “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
John 3:15 That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

I ask that You forgive me when my focus of Christmas gets out of balance. Sometimes I get distracted from Jesus’ birth by all the beautiful lights, decorations, family, and good food. which all are good. Direct me this year, as I enjoy all of the different ways of celebration, to keep in mind that without Jesus, there would be no Christmas. Remind me often that it is His birthday that is being celebrated.

This year, please give me a deeper understanding and appreciation of what Jesus did for me as expressed in Philippians 2:7-8. “But made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

I ask that You encourage my children, grandchildren, loved ones and friends that in spite of all the chaos, disappointment, heartache, and sorrow, the Christmas story is still the same as always. Amen.

“Joy to the world,
the Lord is come,
let earth receive her King.
Let every heart prepare Him room.”

Christmas Eve Prayer and Meditation

 

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Photo taken in Colorado.

 Prayer

Lord, we come to You with thanksgiving, remembering the great love You gave to us in the form of the birth of Your Son, Jesus. How unimaginably perfect You are in all Your ways. “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us” (Mathew 1:23).

Thank you for giving Your only Son to die for our sins and thank you that if we accept Him into our heart and life, You give us eternal life with You in heaven.

Direct us not to be distracted from the true meaning of Christmas or be enticed by the calling of the world to make Christmas all about ourselves. This Christmas, encourage us to have everything we do point back to You and Your Glory. We bring these thoughts in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Christmas Story Meditation

Visualize the Christmas story by slowly and quietly meditating on this Christmas Carol:

Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright, Round yon Virgin Mother and Child,  Holy Infant so tender and mild, sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night, Darkness flies,  all is light; Shepherds hear the angels sing, “Alleluia hail the King! Christ the Savior is born.”

Silent night, holy night, Guiding Star, lend thy light; see the eastern wise men bring Gifts and homage to our King! Christ the Savior is born.

Thank you Lord, for all that this holy night represents.