Thank You for being the One, True God Who gave us His only begotten Son to die for all mankind. The world wants us to forget about the Christ in Christmas and the Source of our joy. It wants us to remove the nativity scenes, the beautiful carols, and the true meaning of the season. And it wants us to become entangled in all the busyness that keeps us from focusing on the true reason for the celebration. But we are not of this world. We are of You, Lord God---born of the Spirit and washed by Your blood. Help us to be strong against the pressures to forget You. Help us to not conform, but to renew our minds in You and in Your Word. Give us the strength and the desire to overcome evil with good, to return Your love and compassion as we interact with others. Let us not bow to political correctness nor be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Father, You are the God Who avenges us. We pray that You would avenge our President as he continues to battle all the forces against him and against the restoration of morality and decency in this nation. Help him to be strong in You and in the power of Your might. Thank You for giving him the spirit of wisdom, understanding, courage, and faith. We bless You, Lord, for Your faithfulness to him. We continue to pray that You give Your angels charge over him and his family to keep them in all their ways. Thank You for Your faithfulness in helping him to prevail during these turbulent times.
Grant peace to our military men and women. Many will be apart from their families over Christmas, Father, and they need a special reminder of Your love for them. Send people to share the love of Christ with them and their families no matter where they are. Help us to express our gratitude to them as individuals and as a nation.
Father, we pray for the peace of Jerusalem and set ourselves as watchmen on the walls. Hasten the day of our Saviors return, that the true and lasting peace You have for us may begin this day. O come, O come, Emmanuel. In the Name of Jesus Christ we pray, Amen.
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To the leader. A Psalm of David. A Song.
1 Praise is due to you,
O God, in Zion;
and to you shall vows be performed,
2 O you who answer prayer!
To you all flesh shall come.
3 When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us,
you forgive our transgressions.
4 Happy are those whom you choose and bring near
to live in your courts.
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
your holy temple.
5 By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance,
O God of our salvation;
you are the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas.
6 By your* strength you established the mountains;
you are girded with might.
7 You silence the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
the tumult of the peoples.
8 Those who live at earths farthest bounds are awed by your signs;
you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy.
9 You visit the earth and water it,
you greatly enrich it;
the river of God is full of water;
you provide the people with grain,
for so you have prepared it.
10 You water its furrows abundantly,
settling its ridges,
softening it with showers,
and blessing its growth.
11 You crown the year with your bounty;
your wagon tracks overflow with richness.
12 The pastures of the wilderness overflow,
the hills gird themselves with joy,
13 the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
the valleys deck themselves with grain,
they shout and sing together for joy.
To the leader: Do Not Destroy. Of David. A Miktam.
1 Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?*
Do you judge people fairly?
2 No, in your hearts you devise wrongs;
your hands deal out violence on earth.
3 The wicked go astray from the womb;
they err from their birth, speaking lies.
4 They have venom like the venom of a serpent,
like the deaf adder that stops its ear,
5 so that it does not hear the voice of charmers
or of the cunning enchanter.
6 O God, break the teeth in their mouths;
tear out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord!
7 Let them vanish like water that runs away;
like grass let them be trodden down* and wither.
8 Let them be like the snail that dissolves into slime;
like the untimely birth that never sees the sun.
9 Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of thorns,
whether green or ablaze, may he sweep them away!
10 The righteous will rejoice when they see vengeance done;
they will bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 People will say, Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
surely there is a God who judges on earth.
Agreeing with you in Prayer, Dear Faith, in Jesus Holy Name.
Amen to your beautiful Spirit-filled prayer, Faith.
Amen to Each and Every Power-Filled Word of your Beautiful Prayer, Dear Servant of Jesus Christ.
Joining you in Thanksgiving, Prayer, and Praise.
Agreeing in prayer!
echoing your prayers
Lord God, You have been so awesome and so wonderful.
We praise You. We adore You.
Seal us for Thy service.
in Jesus’ name we do pray
Amen to every anointed word, faithful one. Thank you.