1 Thessalonians 5:17 says to pray continually. This blog is an opportunity to do just that. Highlighting different guides and styles for prayer. Please feel free to comment below about your own personal experience with this prayer or any questions you have regarding praying.
"I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people"
1 Timothy 2:1 (NIV)
This time of year is so special, Christmas music plays on the radio, we reminisce and try to connect with loved ones. Many people will write Christmas cards whether by hand through the mail, or via e-mail, or social media. This is the season where we can easily share about the birth of Christ and in doing so we have the perfect opportunity to pray for people. This year when you send an annual greeting and update about your life, take a moment to include a prayer for the person you are sending it to. God has put you in their lives for a reason, to share the hope of Christmas with them.
Dear Friend or Relative...
...I/we pray that this note finds you well, healthy, and happy. May the love that came down at Christmas, enter your hearts this season and fill you with Joy!
...I/we pray that despite this year of COVID and the difficulties we have faced, that you have found comfort in the saviour who came at Christmastime to bless the world and bring peace, joy & love.
...We pray that the coming year will bring with it (the specific needs you know they may need) and that the love of Christ will be known to you in this season of celebration of His birth.
for turning your eyes and heart to the Father who is able to do more than we could hope or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). May you come to know Jesus more, be blessed, and be a blessing as you pray.
What other prayers do you share in your Christmas letters?
Are you intentional when you choose Christmas cards, do they reflect the hope of Christ at Christmastime?