In the week leading up to Christmas, you’re probably expecting me to talk about Jesus’ birth, or the meaning of Christmas, but not this year. I know too many people who need our prayers this week. Let’s be the prayer warriors that I know we are.
Last Friday I asked for you to pray for an “undisclosed work-related situation for a friend’s dad. Please also pray for his health and healing.” He really needs our prayers this week as “things” attempt to get resolved.
Not everyone is anticipating Christmas in a positive light this year. Many are facing this holiday as a widow or widower for the first time. Some have loved ones in the hospital or a rehab center or a nursing home. Some have recently lost their jobs one year from retirement. Other people have no one to spend the holiday with. I don’t share this to burden you or make you sad, just to remind all of us that we need to think outside our circles and be a blessing to someone in need.
Pray and ask the Lord for guidance, wisdom, and direction for the rest of this month. Ask Him what He wants you to do. Pray for all of the people who are counting on our prayers. Pray as a Prayer Warrior; as one filled with steadfast faith, that God hears and answers our prayers. Know in your heart that we can move mountains (Matthew 17:20).
Bible Verse of the Day
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.Mark 11:24
Specific Prayer Need
Lord, we humbly come before You to ask that You open the hearts and minds of those involved with our friend’s work dispute. Please allow them to see and hear only truth and to settle this matter in our friend’s favor. Lord we also ask that You continue to heal our friend of his cancer and related illnesses that have been worsened by this whole unfortunate ordeal.
Father, we praise You and worship You for Your unwavering love, Your mercy, and Your grace. Lord, we are so thankful for everything You do for us. May we glorify You in our daily works and deeds. Please guide us to do Your will. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.