While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
Father, Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Help me to journey in faith when the path is dimmed or obscured by that which You have planned for me. When I can only see through a glass darkly, help me to trust You for what is yet to come. May I have a believing, obedient spirit even when I don’t fully understand Your plan. For Your thoughts are not my thoughts nor are Your ways my ways. They are higher and wiser, for they are of divine origin, so help me to be mindful that You always know what’s best and will lead me according to Your will and Your timing. Amen.
The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
Father, there are times when we feel like ours is the lone voice crying out, “Repent, get your heart right, and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.” Our message is reflective of the reason You sent Jesus to be born in a manger, to dwell among Your creation, and to give His life that our sin curse might be lifted. It is the greatest gift in all the world, for all time and for all people. We rejoice in this imperishable, unbreakable, unchanging, and inexhaustible gift of salvation. Amen.
God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.
Jesus, I ask you to help me to be serious about dealing with everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles me. Help me not to play around with these matters but to put to death, whatever belongs to my earthly nature. Help me to be separated from that which is evil and consecrated to You. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.
Restore us, O LORD God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.
Jesus, thank you for loving me. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe You are the promised Messiah who came to this earth to die for my sins. Please forgive me of my sins and come into my life. I receive You as my Saviour and will follow You as my Lord. Thank You for hearing my prayer. Amen.
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Father, You are exalted over all the nations and Your glory fills the heavens. You are great and greatly to be praised. There is no other One who sits enthroned in the heavens and yet whose Spirit hears the very sigh of my heart. You hear my prayer before it is even whispered on my lips. You know my need even before I am aware of it and yet Your greatness never keeps me at a distance. Instead, You invite me to approach the throne of grace and have the audience with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, both in seasons of rejoicing and in times of need. Thank You, Almighty One who exists from eternity to eternity. It is through Jesus that we approach You in prayer. Amen.