Closer – My 2019 Christmas Prayer for You

by Andy Wood on December 26, 2019

in Prayers

As the night falls on another Christmas and you face a new year, my prayer for you is that in your waiting, working, and worship you’re drawn afresh to the abundant life and fulfilled purpose we’re all seeking.

I pray that regardless of the challenges or hardships you may face or the mountains you may climb, you will live with the expectancy that the breakthrough you await is getting here soon.

I pray that your sorrows and losses will point you to the healing and joy that comes from knowing the steadfast, ceaseless love of the Lord as you draw closer to Him.

I pray that your limitations, that others may use as excuses, point you instead to a Christ whose strength is made perfect in your weakness and His grace.

I pray that the birth of Jesus is a reminder to you of the faithfulness of God to swaddle His message of love in an intimate language you and I can understand.

I pray that this Christmas will remind you of the blessings God has shown you through the years and that His goodness will inspire new dimensions of gratitude and draw your heart to want Him more.

In all the buying and giving and receiving this Christmas, I pray your soul awakens to your Pearl of Great Price, who offers beauty for your ashes, and for your spirit of heaviness He offers a garment of praise to adorn you.

In the fatigue of the busyness and the grind of the schedule, I pray that “peace on earth, good will toward men” is more than a phrase or song – that in Him that’s something you see for yourself.

Finally, in those seasons when you feel most alone, I pray that you would find in Him that the nearness of God is your good, and that the promise of Emmanuel – “God with us” – isn’t just for the world… it’s up close and personal for you as well.

Merry Christmas

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Martha J Orlando December 26, 2019 at 10:56 am

Thank you for the beautiful prayer, Andy! May God richly bless you and yours in the New Year!

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