Lord I pray that Christmas would not sneak up on me this year. I don’t want to arrive on Christmas morning with only my gifts wrapped and tasks accomplished. I want a heart that is full and prepared for Your coming. Help me this season to be active in waiting for You.
Give me eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart to understand the signs, beauty and wonder of the One I am waiting for. This season, give me an awareness of the carols, the cards, and the people around me. Remind me of the truths of Christmas: with You all things are possible, even when I am like Zechariah and Mary with hearts that don’t understand. When Your promises seem impossible. God, remind me once again “with God all things are possible.” This Christmas, fill my heart with the Christmas message. Don’t let fear, pain or sadness steal Your promises. I want to celebrate You as a promise-making and promise-keeping God.