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A Prayer for Christmas Peace

December 25, 2019
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“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)
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O Mighty God,
this Christmas Day,
we praise and thank You
2,000 years after Jesus
became Immanuel —
God with us.

Before the world began,
You saw Him as a tiny baby
surrounded by rough straw,
wrapped in cloth strips
and lying in an animal’s feed trough.

The King of the world
laid aside His crown
to become flesh and blood like us
so we may have peace.

The One through whom all things
are created
became part of creation.
The One who made the stars
aligned them to lead wise men
from far lands to Bethlehem.

The Lord of heaven’s armies
sent His angels to earth
to proclaim peace to all His people.
The Lord of heaven and earth
sent a holy invitation to lowly shepherds
and led them to worship.

You laid aside Your might and power
by putting on humility
so that all of us
would feel welcome
in Your presence.

O Everlasting Father,
thank You for the gift of Your Son.
We bless Your Name
for sending Him as a sacrifice
so we can become Your daughters and sons.

You sit on the throne of majesty
in perfect holiness,
watching over all the world
with perfect sovereignty,
understanding our hearts and minds
with perfect knowledge.

Yet we can boldly approach Your throne of grace
because the Son of God
and Son of Man
tore down the barrier between heaven and earth
when He died for our sins
and rose victorious over the grave.


O Wonderful Counselor,
we worship You
as our Advocate who fights for us,
our Comforter who strengthens us,
our Intercessor who prays for us,
our Helper who works on our behalf.

Holy Spirit, grant us Your peace today.
Guide us in all our situations
as we celebrate with family,
rejoice in our victories,
sift through disappointments
and grieve our losses.

You understand our joys and sorrows
from a heavenly perspective.
Give us Your insight
so we can see this Christmas
through Your eyes
instead of our own.

O Prince of Peace,
we praise You that all the governments of the world
rest on Your shoulders.
All the galaxies in space
and the tiniest atoms on earth
are held together by You.
You rule over every aspect of our lives,
offering peace in each situation.

We can trust You
because You walk beside us every day
protecting us with Your rod and staff
like a loving shepherd.

Reign in our hearts today, Jesus.
You are worthy of all our praise
on this Christmas Day.
In Your Name we pray, Jesus,
Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Isaiah 7:14, "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” (NIV)

John 16:33, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (NIV)

John 8:12, “Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, ‘I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.’” (NLT)

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