If you could take a few quiet moments now (or set aside a special quiet time later) to be still before the Lord and fervently pray this Christmas 2016 & Beyond prayer with me as a local pastor in The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA, I believe our Lord will be honored, our world will be helped, and we will be humbled.
So, Let Us Pray… A Christmas Prayer…for 2016 & Beyond:
Dearest Loving Abba Father, Daddy Father:
By the precious blood of Your Darling Son and our Dear Savior, Jesus,
And by the powerful presence of Your Blessed Holy Spirit,
We come now before Your Throne of Mercy to pray together.
We pray A Christmas Prayer for 2016 & Beyond.
First of all, Dear Lord, we pray for our Missionaries.
Indeed, Lord, all around Your world today and everyday,
Your Missionaries are depending upon the prayers of Your people.
May Your Missionaries who are scattered to the four corners of the globe
Know Your undeniable presence and Your indescribable peace.
Please, meet all of their specific needs according to Your abundant riches
In Christ Jesus. Let Your joy, oh, Lord, be their strength.
Secondly, Dear Lord, we pray for our Military personnel.
At Christmastime this year many families are separated
Because of loved ones who are overseas in uniform.
Bless the Chaplains as they pray and plan to celebrate Christmas
On foreign soil. Give to them Your embrace and Your Word.
We are blessed to live in the
Father. United States of America
Make us grateful & prayerful for those who protect & defend freedom.
Finally, Dear Lord, I pray for our Heavenly
as a glocal church. Mission
We say “Thanks” as we savor yesterday’s memories. However, Lord,
We also want to seize today’s moments and see tomorrow’s miracles.
Help us be a bright BEACON of Your perfect love & prevailing hope
In Your Shenandoah Valley & Beyond… In 2016 & Beyond!
Give us a desire to seek Your face, hear Your voice, obey Your Word
And become Your will. Help us to keep living with devoted and totally
Surrendered Hearts so that our lives can be Your lights in darkness.
We pray for a God-ordered, Jesus-led, and Spirit-filled unity & future.
In the name of the One called Wonderful, Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.
"...and i wait." Psalm 5:3 GW