Author: Ali, Contributor: Elton Streyle and Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Wonderful Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the meaning of Christmas. Christmas marks the beginning of Your work on Earth through Jesus Christ. Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” I ask that You direct me to live out the words of the traditional Christmas song O Come All Ye Faithful this season. The song calls us to adore Christ and worship Him.
Your Word, the Bible, directs me to worship You not only by singing hymns and songs of praise, but by sharing the Gospel with others. 1 Chronicles 16:23-24 “Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.” Give me the courage to use Christmas as an opportunity to tell others about You.
Just as the shepherds and the wisemen came to worship Jesus, direct me to do the same. Luke 2:20 “Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.” Keep me from missing the significance of this holiday in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the season. Remind me that Christmas is about what John 1:14 declares: “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.“
Thank you for this opportunity to celebrate Jesus’ birth with family, friends, and special traditions. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
P.S. These prayers will only work if you have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. If you need help understanding God’s plan of salvation for you (the way to heaven), go to this page on our site: https://timewithourcreator.com/2016/06/02/salvation/