Dec 10 2013

Prayer for Peace

Father, I want to feel more at PEACE... 

God, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and we sing christmas songs all about peace on earth, remind us what the PEACE that you bring is all about.  it's not the kind that keeps us all from fighting with each other, it's the kind of PEACE that we cry out to You for.  You are at PEACE with us. You are at PEACE with me. 

Father, help me remember every time I walk by a nativity scene with a little plastic baby Jesus in a manger that You are not counting up my sins because of Him.  You are not waiting to punish me every time I mess up because of Him, that You love me and bless me even in the midst of my mess, because of Him. That I get to spend eternity with You because of Him...

For your angels declared when he was born: "Glory to God in highest heaven, and PEACE on earth to those with whom God is pleased" -Luke 2:14

-In Jesus' name, Amen

Dec 09 2013

Prayer for Deeper Connection to God

Father, I want to be closer to you.  I find myself getting distracted by wish lists, holiday parties, and lighting displays... 

Please, father, help us to celebrate Your son this Christmas, not ourselves.  Rid us of the desire to have the perfect holiday celebration, and remind us about the point of all of this.  The fact that we can never be perfect, so You sent Your son to make up for it all... 

"We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all."  -Isaiah 53:6

Forever grateful, forever yours...

-In Jesus' name, Amen