Prayers for Our City: November 27, 2017 – Family

 

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, 

and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, 

full of grace and truth.  John 1:14

As we move toward December and the Advent season (Dec. 3 – Dec. 24), we thank You, Father,  for sending Your Son from the glory of Heaven to bring Your light to this dark earth for all mankind.  Holy Spirit, thank You for reminding us to invite You to come into our minds and emotions when we are challenged with stress during this season.  We welcome You, Jesus, to come into our relationships with Your healing love.  Come more deeply into our very desire to know You and make You known.

 

We know the blood of Jesus can forgive, cleanse, heal and deliver every person in every home in Huntsville/Madison County.  We pray angels to sing over us and that many would encounter You, Jesus.   We ask and believe during this Advent season that You will come into hearts and homes as we pray in anticipation of Your coming.  Yes!  Our city makes room for You, Lord.

 

We pray for every Christian family in our community to have wisdom during this busy season to establish fun, God-honoring family Christmas traditions.  [Go to https://billygraham.org/secure/advent-sign-up-page/ for free devotions for advent or find Christian Advent Calendar Apps for Kids at https://www.learningonlineblog.com/2017/11/20/christian-advent-calendar-apps-for-kids/]  We pray Your blessing and anointing on every Christmas program and outreach event that offers an opportunity to receive the Gift of You!  We ask for Your spirit of generosity to pour out on our city so that every effort of our non-profit groups who minister to the less fortunate and lonely at Christmas time will be abundantly blessed.

 

We ask for the blessing of health, safety and protection over our homes, churches, schools and businesses during the Christmas season.  Grant grace and help to medical and law enforcement personnel who care for our families.

 

Remind us, Holy Spirit, to prayer target our neighborhoods as we drive in and out looking at decorations.  Give our families creative ways to share the true Joy and Light of this season.  Give us discernment to reach out with Your comfort and compassion to those around us who are hurting, lonely, and grieving.   May You, Jesus, be high and lifted up this Christmas!

 

The angels sing over the troubled world today just as they did at Your first coming – “Glory to God in the highest…joy to the world…peace…good will to men.”  Help each of us be carriers of Your joy, peace and good will this season so we can distribute You into every family, workplace, shopping, and social event.

 

[A powerful, family-friendly outdoor event to invite neighbors or friends to is the Bethlehem Walk presentation at Mable Hill Baptist Church the first two weekends in December.  Go to http://www.mablehillbaptist.org/index.html for details.]

 

“But the angel said to them.  Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring

You good news of a great joy which will come to all the people.”  Luke 2:10

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