Prayer: Week of December 21, 2015

Bro. Tim Gamble is sharing a great weekly prayer.  Tim puts out some great preparedness content and I am grateful that he has allowed me to share his weekly prayer here.  You can find Tim’s preparedness articles by clicking here.

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With this being Christmas week, I wanted to do a little something different. Presented here is a Christmas Prayer by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Loving God, Help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds,
and worship of the wise men.

Close the door of hate
and open the door of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings,
and teach us to be merry with clear hearts.

May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children,
and Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts,
forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Luke 2: 8-20 (NKJV)

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. Now when they had seen Him, they made widely[d] known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.

My prayer for you and your family is that you all have a wonderful, safe, and merry Christmas. –Tim

 

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3 thoughts on “Prayer: Week of December 21, 2015

  1. Tahoejohn

    Thank you for your kind and hopeful words Tim.

    Times are different now. My neighborhood is not the same; few Christmas decorations are displayed here in Lake Tahoe. No mention of Christmas only “Happy Holidays.” Of course my reply is always “MERRY CHRISTMAS.” Christians will be saved; God is in charge.

    Merry Christmas Tim. Bless you and yours.

    John

  2. Tim

    Marry Christmas, John.

    In my hometown I’ve noticed that many homes go all out with gaudy decorations – tons of lights, blow-up penguins, Santa sleighs, snowmen, a giant Grinch or two, many giant presents wrapped in bows, even a “biker Santa” riding a Harley. Yet I’ve only seen one home with a nativity scene. Several churches also have nativity scenes up, but only one home. We seem to have forgotten the meaning of Christmas in all the excitement over its commercial aspects.

    But, as you point put, God is in charge. All things will work out to His Will eventually.

    Peace to you and your house.

    Tim

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