“Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!”
“Come, thou long expected Jesus,
born to set thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us,
let us find our rest in thee.” ~Charles Wesley
LORD, I pray that You will show our children the way of life, granting them the joy of Your presence and the pleasures of living with You forever. Amen.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Today keep company with Jesus and find rest for your soul.
Pray for the youth within your community and in the nation to know their worth and to find happiness, hope, and love in God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus is the Prince of Peace through whom we have fellowship with God. Thank him for bearing our sin, so we can know and live in everlasting peace.
Lord, have mercy on our nation. We ask that you open up the heavens and pour out your righteousness, so that every generation will fear God and worship Him alone! Amen.
Father God, in our suffering, show us how to trust you with all our heart and with the faith of a mustard seed. Amen.
Father, give your people a sense of urgency to love their neighbor as themselves, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. Let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Amen.
“In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.'”
Father, we ask for men and women who will be like John the Baptist who will go forth in the Spirit of Elijah to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Friend of God, this Christmas season, pray that you will know with certainty the things you have been taught, that is, the account of the person and work of Jesus Christ.
“I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”
Be near us, Lord Jesus. Prepare our hearts to make room for you this advent season and from everlasting to everlasting. Amen.
“When you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.” Matthew 6:6