PRAYER Rx --- December 22
Most gracious heavenly Father, help me to slow down in preparing for Christmas. Often I find myself running over my own shadow when hurry, stress, and overload are gaining on me. ... Remind me that Christmas should bring joy; help me to be joyful! ... Christmas should be a time of love; help me to be loving! ... Christmas should be a time of thanksgiving and hope. ... I need to count my blessings, for no matter my present circumstances, I have blessings that others do not have. And because of the significance of Jesus' birth, Your gift to me, I can have hope! ... This Christmas season, let my joy, my love, my thanksgiving, and my hope reflect You, so that others may better understand the real meaning of Christmas and want to know You.
In Jesus' name I pray.