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Prayer Request

Prayer

We have the following opportunities for prayer at West Greeley Baptist Church.

Wednesdays @ 10 a.m. --Women's Intentional Scriptural Prayer Group **WISP**

                      @ 6:30 p.m.--Anyone is invited to come and pray

Sunday Mornings @ 9:30 a.m. in the Library


To Share a Prayer Request with the Church body:

1.  Click on the Link in the upper, right-hand corner

2.  Call the church during weekdays: (970) 330-0786

**Twelve Days of Prayer**

Twelfth Prayer of Christmas Reinvigorate our hearts, minds and souls to live with, and for You and You alone.

Father Yahweh… Your greatest commandment for us is to love You with all our minds, hearts, and all our might. Give us a fresh, new desire to be obedient to You, to love You, and to serve You with our entire being. It is in You that we live, and move, and breathe. It is through You we have our being. May we make it our aim to please You, no matter where we are or what we are doing. Better is one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere. There is nothing but ourselves to keep us away from You. Change our mindsets Lord, change our hearts to be more like You. Put You first in all we do. Remind us that is always better to be a doorkeeper in Your house than to dwell in the tents of the wicked. You have come so we may have and enjoy life until it overflows. Open our eyes so we will behold the wondrous things found in Your teachings. Give us the resources we need to seek You and Your strength. Fill us with a deep undivided yearning for You. May the only thing we want out of this life is to be in Your presence continually. Renew are minds so will not be conformed by this world. We want no part of being adapted to it’s superficial customs! Completely change our minds with Your ideals and give us new attitudes towards being with You. Show us and teach us what is good and acceptable for each of us to be in Your perfect will. May our love for You show through our nonconforming beliefs with the world. Whatever we find ourselves doing, may we do it all for Your glory and honor. May all our work be done heartily for You and not for man. Guide us, individually and as a group, in our training towards piety. Help us stay spiritually fit. Give us spiritually whole lives in this present world. As we grow we will wait in blessed hope for Your great and glorious appearance. Let us refuse and avoid futile and vain arguments and talk. Give us the boldness to to express, with love, our disapproval of godless fiction and silly myths. Your grace has come forward for our deliverance from sin. Let it also help us to renounce all ungodliness. May we live discreet, devout, self-controlled lives. Help us and remind us to always be hospitable, especially to strangers. May we always be a friend to believers. Help us to be sensible, and fair-minded. We will stand on the promise that as Your partners in labor, all things work together and are fitting into Your plan for good to all those who love You. Since we have been crucified with Christ, we no longer live, it is You who lives in each of us. Guide us to live by faith with complete reliance and trust in You. Set our hearts on things above and not on the earthly things that will fade away. May we choose for ourselves this day whom we will serve. May each of us make a consecrated decision to choose life and blessings. Help each of us serve You, and You alone. Goodness and mercy and Your unfailing love shall follow us all the days of our lives. Through the length of our days Your house shall be our dwelling place. Let us stand for and except nothing less.

Prayer inspired and encouraged by: Deuteronomy 6.5; Deuteronomy 10.12; Acts 17.28; 2 Corinthians 5.9; Psalm 84.10; John 10.10; Psalm 119.18; 1 Chronicles 16.11; Romans 12.2; 1 Corinthians 10.31; Colossians 3.23; 1 John 2.15; 1 Timothy 4.7; Titus 2.11-13; Romans 8.28; Galatians 2.20; Colossians 3.2; Joshua 24.15; Psalm 23.6

Eleventh Prayer of Christmas--Teach us to embrace silence

Father Yahweh … You are often the God of silence, yet so many of us have lost the ability to enjoy the quiet times which You graciously give us. Reveal to each of us why we think we have to be busy with noise around us all the time. Our faith comes by hearing the message that comes from You. Guide us with Your faithfulness and in Your truth to rejoice in the silence. Reveal how each of us may return to You by resting in Your stillness. It is in Your quietness with a trusting confidence that we will find our renewed strength. Help us not to become like the Israelites during Isaiah’s time and did not listen to Your instructions. You are God, give us the ability to be still, quiet and just be in Your presence. Open our hearts to accept what You tell us in Your quiet times with You. Give us wisdom to know when to keep silent and when to speak. Hush us up Lord! Set a guard before our mouths and keep watch at the door of our lips. The day of vengeance may be near, keep us quiet as You reveal to each of us that have been set apart, what we need to know. Show us how and when to make the time we need to the quietness of Your love. May we come near to You through the silence to renew our strength and gather our thoughts. You will fight for us, we need only to be still! Our hope and expectation comes from You, set our souls to wait only upon You and silently submit to You.

Prayer inspired and encouraged by: Romans 10.17; Psalm 25.4-5; Isaiah 30.15; Psalm 46.10; Ecclesiastes 3.7; Psalm 141.3; Zephaniah 1.7; Exodus 14.14; Psalm 62.5

Our Tenth Prayer of Christmas--Raise in us sober reverence and respect for You and all Your creation

Father Yahweh… Your covenant of life and peace has been given with a call to reverence. Return us to a life where You are revered. Let us always stand in awe of Your name and all You have created. We want nothing more that to be in Your kingdom. Your kingdom that cannot be shaken, is firm and stable. Show each of us how to offer to You pleasing service and acceptable worship. May our offerings to You be done with modesty, pious care, awe and Godly fear. Reveal Your glory and majesty to each of us. Let us always consider how great are all the things You have done. Remind us to fear only You with all our hearts. We grow in wisdom and skill when reverent fear and worship for You are prevalent in our lives. Give us a good, balanced understanding or Your wisdom. May we have meaning in our lives through the knowledge of Your will. Blessed, happy and fortunate will we become when we walk in Your ways and live according to Your instructions through our reverence towards You.

Lord, out of our respect for You, may we do nothing with selfishness or factional motives. May we be humble and consider others better than ourselves. Help each of us to be concerned about the well being of others, whether it’s physical, emotional, or spiritual. Give us the ability to show proper respect to everyone. Help us love the family of believers by our reverence towards You. Make it our desire to treat others as we expect them to treat us. Show us how to give to everyone what we owe them. Whether it be taxes, revenue, respect, honor. I thank You for the promise that those who revere Your name that the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays for each of us. Help us to go out and frolic like well fed calves.

Prayer inspired and encouraged by: Malachi 2.5; Hebrews 12.28; 1 Samuel 12.24; Psalm 111.10; Psalm 128.1; Philippians 2.3-4; 1 Peter 2.17; Matthew 7.12; Romans 13.7; Malachi 4.2

Our Ninth Prayer of Christmas--Rise up in each of us the right attitudes to dwell in Your presence

Father Yahweh … We long to dwell in Your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. It is by your mercy and loving kindness we have been redeemed. Continue to guide us through with the power and strength of the Holy Spirit to Your holy habitation. One we thing we ask Lord, is for You to help us seek and insistently inquire You so that we may dwell in Your presence all the days of our lives. May we behold and gaze upon the delightful loveliness of You. Show us the path we need to follow so we may meditate, consider and inquire in Your temple. Thank You for the promise that You are near to all who call upon You sincerely and in truth. Give us Godly wisdom when we come to the house of God. Let us draw near to hear and obey rather than give a sacrifice of fools. May we never be careless or too ignorant to know if we are doing evil. Make known to us Your ways, O Lord. Point out the road You desire us to take. Guide each of us in Your truth. Instruct us to live in Your will. Help us to walk and live uprightly and blamelessly. May we never do anything but speak the truth in our hearts. Lead us to always show rightness and justice. Guard our tongues so no slanderous talk comes out of our mouths. May we do no evil to a friend nor take up a reproach against any neighbor. Give us humble and contrite hearts. May we tremble at Your word. Thank You for honoring those who revere and worship You! Those of us that do as Your teachings instruct us shall not be moved. Lord, we love how You say You will bring all of us that do these things to Your holy mountain, and make us joyful in Your house of prayer. Thank You for accepting our offerings and sacrifices at Your altar. Help us to always lean, rely and be confident in You as we do good, so we can dwell in the land and feed surely on Your faithfulness. May we always delight ourselves in Your ways, opening the door for us to receive from You the secret petitions of our hearts. Commit our ways to You. Remind us to repose each care of our load on You. Lead us so our uprightness with You will go forth as the light. Let us each be still and rest in You as we wait patiently and learn the way we are to go. Take away our anger and wrath. Give us decisive dedication to present ourselves as living, consecrated sacrifices that are well pleasing to You. Renew are minds so we are no longer conformed to the ways of this world. Transform us so we may prove what is good, acceptable and in Your perfect will as we learn how to dwell in Your house. Surely, goodness, mercy and Your unfailing love shall follow each of us all the days of our lives. Through the length of our days may the house of the Lord be are dwelling place.

Through our faith in You, may Christ make His permanent home in our hearts. May we each be rooted and founded securely on love.Give us the power to be strong to grasp with all Your devoted people the breadth, length, height and depth of everything You reveal to us.

Prayer inspired and encouraged by: Psalm 61.4; Exodus 15.13; Psalm 27.4; Psalm 145.18; Ecclesiastes 5.1; Psalm 25.4-5; Psalm 15; Isaiah 57.15; Isaiah 66.2; Isaiah 56.7; Psalm 37.3-8; Romans 12.1-2; Psalm 23.6; Ephesians 3.17-18

Our Eighth Prayer of Christmas--May each of us set our eyes forward with our gaze purposely fixed on You

Father Yahweh… So many seem to get caught up on the changing of a calendar. It’s not a date that causes changes in our lives, it’s You and our willingness to allow the Holy Spirit to reveal what needs changed in each of our lives. Lord, remove the things of the past that we no longer need in our lives as we strain forward to what lies ahead. Help us to press on to the goal. We are each new creations belonging to Christ, a new creature altogether. Our previous moral and spiritual condition has passed away. Bring the fresh and new into each of our lives. Thank You for all Your glorious promises that You have planned our futures with hope and for good. Thank You that our hope and expectations will not be cut off. Reveal to each of us the new thing You are doing. Go before us and make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Teach us how to earnestly not seek out former things. Instruct us in the way we are to go. With Your eyes upon us counsel us in how we are to move. As we move forward, help us enlarge the places of our tents. Help us to lengthen our cords and strengthen our stakes. Walk with us as we spread to the right and the left and take possession of the nations. Strip us of our old unrenewed selves. Take away any and all corrupt lusts and desires that spring forth from delusions of the flesh. Renew our minds in the Spirit, give us fresh mental and spiritual attitudes. Give us the words we need to put on our new image, the image of You full of true righteousness and holiness. Let us sing to You, a new song as we press on, personally and together as Your church, toward the goal…to obtain the prize to which You are calling us onward and upward.

Prayer inspired and encouraged by Scriptures found in: Philippians 3.13; Proverbs 4.25; 2 Corinthians 5.17; Proverbs 23.18; Isaiah 43.18-19; Psalm 32.8; Isaiah 54.2-4; Ephesians 4.22-24; Philippians 3.14

Our Seventh Prayer of Christmas--May we seek Your will so we can serve without hesitation and with gladness.

Father Yahweh … May each of us consider how many great things You have done for us! Let all those wonderful things give us a burning desire to serve You where You want us to serve. Not out of obligation but out of love with gladness. It all starts with seeking You so we are in Your presence continually. When we seek You we find Your strength and learn Your will for us. Grow each of us to seek where You are and to meet You in that place. Let us be humble enough to ask You for Your wisdom, which You will liberally and ungrudgingly given to each of us. We need patience, endurance and steadfastness that comes from You so we may perform and fully accomplish what You expect from us, individually and corporately. May we each receive and carry away what You have promised when we are obedient to You. Show us Your ways, O Lord. Teach us Your paths. Guide us in Your truth and faithfulness. Reveal how we are to fear You and only You. Give us new hearts of flesh that what to serve You faithfully. Make us diligent in heeding the commandment to love the Lord, our God and to serve You with all our mind, heart, our entire beings! Give us the power to deny and lose sight of ourselves. Help us daily to take up our cross and conform wholly to Your example of living. Holy Spirit, help us look carefully at how we are walking! Give us strength to live purposefully, worthily and accurately. Take away witlessness and unwise behavior. Make us wise, sensible and intelligent people. Give us the time management skills we need to make the most of our time and buy up each opportunity that comes our way.

You have shown us what is good. You have shown us what You require from us…to be just and to love kindness and mercy. None of this can happen Lord until we humble ourselves and walk humbly with You. May we lean on, trust in and be confident in You with all our hearts and minds. Get rid of our own insights and what we think we know. From this day forward, may each of us recognize and acknowledge You because we have learned Your ways and not mans. Make us steadfast and immovable as we firmly do Your work. May we be inspired to always do more than enough when it comes to Your service. Remind us when frustrations and discouragements come to be aware of our labor for You is never wasted nor futile. Thank You for granting us the needed strength and abilities we need. May we always be faithful and trustworthy towards the appointments You have, and will, give to us. May each of be good stewards to the ministry we are called to do.

May You, as the God of Peace who by the blood of Christ, sealed the everlasting agreement, strengthen, complete and make perfect what each of us ought to be and equip us with every good thing we may need to carry our Your will. Continue to work through us to accomplish what is pleasing in Your sight. To You be all the glory and power and strength forever and ever!

Prayer inspired and encouraged by: 1 Chronicles 16.11; James 1.5; Hebrews 10.36; Psalm 25.4-5; Deuteronomy 11.13; Luke 9.23; John 12.26; Ephesians 5.15-16; Micah 6.8; Proverbs 3.3-5; ! Corinthians 15.58; 1 Timothy 1.12; Hebrews 13.20-21

Our Sixth Prayer of Christmas--Awaken in us a joy responsive to the Father's joy.

Father Yahweh … Thank You for the gift of joy. So many times the Word reminds us that even though we weep and mourn, our grief will be turned into joy. You share with us so our hearts will rejoice and our joy will be complete and overflowing. It is You that has loosed our sackcloth and clothed us with gladness. You are a joyful God, may we all strive to be the joyful people You want us to be. Because we love You without having seen You may our belief in You help us live in Your inexpressible and glorious and triumphant joy. Help us to do our service for You with complete joy. Continue to help each of us grow in righteousness that will increase our joy. Lord, forgive us for the times we do the things that make us lose some, if not all, of our joy. Give us the heart peace You desire for us so we will find joy through the Holy Spirit. Teach us to come into Your presence where will find not only joy, but honor, majesty and strength. May we take our refuge in You as we put our trust in You and rejoice. May we ever sing and shout for joy. Let us that love Your name, be joyful in You. Keep our spirits high! Show us how to be upright in our hearts so we shout for joy! May we rejoice in You always, and then rejoice some more.

Our Fifth Prayer of Christmas--Arouse in each of us a hunger for every kind of peace

Father Yahweh … As the song goes; “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be.”* You are the Father, which makes all brothers and sisters. Lord,we need to walk with each other in peace and harmony. We can be so quick to judge and be critical of one another when it would be just as easy to walk with You as the Lord of peace. Your word gives us instructions on how to receive that peace that comes only from You. May we each depart from the evil in our lives and do good. Help us to crave, seek, and pursue peace.Let us learn to love Your instructions to receive that great peace which will never make us stumble nor get easily offended. Thank You that there is a future waiting for us that seek peace. Teach us to turn away from wickedness as we search for that tranquil state which transcends all understanding. May we shun the wickedness as we eagerly search for harmony and peace. Make it our desire to have peaceful relations with You, other people and ourselves. Show us how to go after Your peace with gusto. Let us receive that to remove all fear and anxiety in each of our lives as well as together as the body of Christ. You will bless us with impenetrable strength through peace. You will guard us and keep us in Your perfect peace when we commit, lean on and hope confidently in You. Thank You for sharing Your wisdom with us so we may have peace even through all our times of trouble and distress. Thank You Father for the promise that even though the mountains be shaken and the hills turned to dust Your covenant of peace will not removed. Help us to receive and live in the peace that You have given us, not as the world gives, but as You have so freely given. Show us how to aim for and eagerly pursue what makes harmony and edification and development for one another. Grant us Your peace at all times and in all ways under every circumstance and all conditions. May the peace of Christ rule in our hearts, individually and corporately, so we can live in that peaceful state You desire for us. *Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now. With every breath I take, let this be my solemn vow. To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally* May the Lord of Peace be with us all.

* from the song Let There Be Peace on Earth written by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson in 1955

Prayer inspired and encouraged by the following Scripture verses: Psalm 34.14; Psalm 119.165; Psalm 37.37; Philippians 4.7; 1 Peter 3.11; Philippians 4.6; Psalm 29.11; Isaiah 26.3; John 16.33; John 14.27; Romans 14.19; Colossians 3.15; 2 Thessalonians 3.16; Romans 15.33

Our Fourth Prayer of Christmas-- Receive our prayer as part of our service to the Lord.

Father Yahweh …. I don’t think many of us realize that praying is part of our service to You. Yes, it is a privilege that You, in all Your glory, hear us. Do we miss the mark though, when we don’t come to You out of love and obedience? Forgive us, Lord for the times our prayers seem to be an endless list of demands. Forgive us that we talk down to people instead of lifting them up to You. Thank You for the promise that when we call upon You, come to You and pray to You, that You will hear and heed us. Remind us to take some of our prayer time and seek You as the vital necessity You are! Thank You that You are here for us when we pray to You with all our hearts. Change our mindsets Lord! Help us to stay away from the conformities of this world. Renew our minds with new ideas and attitudes when it comes to our prayer life. May we prove by this transformation what is good and acceptable and in Your perfect will. May we be still and rest in You. May we patiently lean ourselves upon You. Our prayers to You will bring us closer to Your righteousness and the effect of that righteousness will be peace. The results of that righteousness will be confident trust forever. May we hear Your voice and learn to lean not on our own understanding but to trust in Your ways. We call upon You now, our Father for we know You will answer us. You will turn Your ear to each of us. You will hear our prayers. May every word lifted up to You be part of our service to You.

Prayer inspired and encouraged by the following Scriptures: Jeremiah 29.12-13; Romans 12.2; Psalm 37.7; Isaiah 32.17; Psalm 17.6; Proverbs 3.5

Our Third Prayer of Christmas--Give us wonder and awe for the wisdom we find in Your Word {Make us teachable}

Father Yahweh … The whole earth is filled with awe at Your wonderful works. Your teachings are perfect and refresh our souls. Your statutes are trustworthy. Your divine instructions endure forever. Thank You for making us wiser through Your Word. Help us to always be in wonder of the love You show us through Your word. May we always be eager to study and do our best to present ourselves to You, Your chosen people who have correctly analyzed and skillfully learned the Word of truth. We are made wiser than our enemies when we keep Your Word before us. Remind us that the Words of the Lord are flawless, like silver they have been purified in a crucible, like gold they have been refined seven times. May we observe Your Word carefully with wonder. May Your wisdom show through our living out the instructions we have received from You. May we be wise and understanding people because Your word is alive, active, operative and effective in our lives. May the instructions we receive from Your glorious word be our breath of life. Holy Spirit, let them sift, analyze and judge the very purposes of our heart. Make us like the Bereans who entirely accepted and welcomed the message. They searched the Scriptures daily with eagerness to see the truth. Help us to use Your teachings for instruction, for reproof and conviction of our sin. May the words always be used for correction of error and as discipline in obedience. Train us in righteousness, thought and purpose through Your words.

Let Your word have it’s home in our hearts and minds. May it dwell in each of us in all its richness. May we use it to teach, admonish and train one another in all insight, intelligence and wisdom. Bring Your word to us Lord, like the fire You declare it to be.

Prayer was inspired and encouraged by the following Scripture verses: Psalm 65.8; Psalm 19.7; 1 Peter 1.25; 2 Timothy 2.15; Psalm 119.98; Psalm 12.6; Deuteronomy 4.6; Hebrew 4.12; Acts 17.11; Isaiah 40.8; 2 Timothy 3.16; Colossians 3.16; Jeremiah 23.29

Our Second Prayer of Christmas--Excite in each of our hearts the ability to mind our own business and to except each other no matter what are personal relationship with You looks like.

Father Yahweh… Sometimes I just don’t understand people. Have we forgotten the word admonish in our speech? Hate and hurtful words are not from You. There should be no place for them in our lives when we say we believe in You. Open our hearts so can learn to mind our own business. Open our hearts to welcome those whose faith is weaker, or stronger than our own. Help us to remember we all have opinions and no one should be criticized for something that doesn’t matter in the end nor will advance Your kingdom. Touch our lives, Lord as the God of peace and love so we can and will give continuous care to watching over others, without critical words. Teach how to stimulate love, good deeds and noble activities in each of our lives for the better of the people around us. We are Your chosen people, we are to be clothed in tenderhearted mercy and pity. We are to show compassion and courtesy to everyone. We, as Your children are to have patience and gentle ways to all. Lord, help us to never return evil for evil. May we always turn insult into a blessing by praying for the welfare, happiness and good will of those who were were offended by. Give us Your kind of pity and compassion on them. You have forgiven each of us with so much, may Your grace be revealed through our actions. Give us Your power of patient endurance as we supply encouragement to others. Grant to us lives full of mutual harmony and sympathy towards one another, in unity with Jesus Christ. May we always be gentle and forbearing with one another and ready to always pardon each other when a difference in opinion happens. Make us one in You, through You and with You, for ever and always.

Prayer inspired and encouraged by the following scripture verses: Romans 14.1-4; Romans 15.7; Hebrews 10.24; Colossians 3.12-14; 1 Peter 3.8-9; Romans 15.5-7

Our First Prayer of Christmas--Search and cleanse our hearts as we learn how to walk in Your favor

Father Yahweh … Have mercy on us according to Your steadfast love. Thank You for the multitude of tender mercy You show us. Blot out our transgression. Wash each of thoroughly from all our iniquity and guilt. Cleanse us and make each of us wholly pure from our sin. You desire truth in our inner being, reveal those transgressions we are unaware of so we may know Your wisdom in our inmost heart. Purify us so we may be whiter than snow. Help us to hear the joy and gladness that comes from a clean heart and clear conscience. Hide Your face from all our sin and blot out all our guilt and iniquities. Create in each of us a clean heart and renew a right, persevering and steadfast spirit. Restore the joy of Your salvation and uphold us with a willing spirit. Deliver us from our sin, our God of salvation. We will then sing aloud of Your righteousness and justice. May we not be conformed to this world, but renew our minds so we may know the will of You. Thank You for being faithful and just in the forgiveness of our sins. May we hold to these great promises from You. Help us to cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates and defiles our body and spirit. Bring our consecration to completeness as we reverentially learn the will of God and begin to always walk with the favor of the Lord upon us.

Prayer Inspired and Encouraged by the Scriptures found in Psalm 51; Romans 12.2; 1 John 1.9; 2 Corinthians 7.1

Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among men with whom He is well pleased and in His favor rests; for the Word has become human flesh and tabernacles and dwells among us. We have seen Yahweh’s glory, honor and majesty. Such glory as an only begotten child receives from his father, full of grace, loving-kindness, favor and truth. {Luke 2.14 with John 1.14}

One of my favorite descriptions of Yahweh’s glory is that it is the invisible summation of ALL His qualities, characteristics and attributes displayed in a visible and knowable way. Jesus Christ, God himself, is the Word who became flesh, who came and made the invisible God visible. Who came to show us the exact imprint of Yahweh’s nature. Who came to show us the Father in himself. Who came that the love of God might be manifested.

Favor simply means being shown generosity and good will far above what is expected. To some degree, every believer has favor in His eyes; however, every saint of God should desire and seek to increase favor in the eyes of the Lord. We grow in that favor as we faithfully live for the Lord. If we continually draw closer to the Lord, we will come to dwell in His favor and in His favor is life. As the Word says in Psalm 30.5, “For His anger is but for a moment, but His favor is for a lifetime; His favor is life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”

Today is the day and now is the proper hour to forsake our sinful lives and turn to the Lord. Let us take everything we prayed about and studied during Advent and apply it to our lives as we seek to find that favor from Father Yahweh which leads to His peace that passes all understanding. This life will never be easy. Remember how Yahweh favored Job? Let us concentrate on the promise found in 2 Corinthians 4.17: “For our light, momentary affliction, this slight distress of the passing hour, is ever more and more abundantly preparing, producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory and blessedness never to cease!”

Over the next twelve days, I would like to offer a challenge. Let us individually seek out Yahweh’s favor on us. He has revealed His glory to us through Christ, may we return the gift by being strong-willed and intent on finding favor from our Heavenly Father. I now present to you, our twelve prayers for Christmas. I hope you will read each prayer and take a few minutes to think about what you should do in your own life as you seek to find favor in the eyes of the Lord. I am also including the scriptures that inspired each of the prayers, just in case you decide to study the subject in more depth.

Merry Christmas Sue Pantier

This is a bonus prayer to get us started: Father Yahweh.

Thank You for the greatest gift of all. Your one and only unique Son that was sent from heaven so no one will perish or come to destruction. We give You all the glory and honor for sending us the child that will be known as Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity and Prince of Peace. Thank You for sending the light to shine upon us and light our way. Thank You for removing us from the intense darkness and removing the shadow of death through the Word that became flesh and dwelt among us. Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, we have seen Your glory, Your grace and Your truth. We have spent the last few weeks preparing our hearts for this special day and as we recognize your glory may we do whatever we find ourselves doing, doing it for the honor and glory that belongs to You, and You alone. Your nature and attributes are made intelligible and clearly discernible through Your handiworks. There is no defense or justification for our not glorifying You through our actions.. Show us Your ways, O LORD. Teach us Your paths. Guide us in Your truth. Open our hearts to see You and feel Your presence. May each of hear that special song You sing over us. You are Yahweh, the God of our salvation. Our hope is in You all the day long. To God be the glory. May You find us faithful. May You be well pleased with us and grant peace to those who find favor with You. I call upon Your all-mighty, powerful name with the power of the Holy Spirit and the authority given in the name of Jesus Christ, our Messiah … Amen.

Scripture references: John 3.16; Isaiah 9.6; Luke 1.79; Isaiah 9.2; John 1.14; Ephesians 3.16; Romans 1.21; Luke 2.14; Psalm 25.4-5