Category: Advent

Advent Prayer ~ Learning to Be Still

Lord, I don’t want to miss You because of all the noise of Christmas. You were “happening” in Bethlehem the night You were born — the glory of Your Presence was all around — but the people missed it. They were busy taking care of business and missed the Son of God coming to earth right there in their midst.

But the shepherds heard and responded with great joy. Was it because the shepherds were separated from the hustle bustle of Bethlehem? Did they anticipate Your coming and wait for You with expectation? Had they learned what it means to be still?

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Advent Prayer ~ Your Love Gives Me Hope, Courage, and Peace

Lord, there is no god beside You — none can compare! And the amazing thing is that, even though You are magnificent, awesome, and the Most High God, You call us precious in Your sight. You loved us so much that You sent Jesus so we could know You and grasp the depth of Your love.

Help us take hold of that Truth, for it is phenomenal.

Your love gives me hope.

Your love gives me courage. And peace.

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Advent Prayer ~ Make My Heart Your Bethlehem

Lord, O Lord, You are Jehovah tsidkenu — the Lord my righteousness. Without You, there is no righteousness. Without You there is no redemption, no cleansing of the heart to prepare room for Your indwelling Holy Spirit.

Be born in me. Make my heart Your Bethlehem.** Help me in my pursuit of holiness that, in You, the transformation into Your likeness becomes complete and Your light shines with abandon into a darkened world.

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Advent Prayer ~ Steady My Heart, Lord

Lord, show me Your truths. I want to know You in Your fullness — all that You are. I want to walk in the light of Your glory all the days of my life — to behold Your beauty, to recognize Your majesty, to know Your touch. I want my heart to be a welcoming dwelling place for you.

Steady my heart, Lord.

I feel frenzied so often.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ Preparing For the Season of Christ

Shining the Light of Christ into shadows that hide rock-hard places of my heart can be painful, but necessary, as I long to yield to Him and make Him my Lord.

The Lord is calling to me as deep calls unto deep.  He is calling me to dig deeper this Christmas season — to behold the miracle of His birth and to walk in the beauty of His holiness, the mercy of His grace. He is asking me to focus on HIM.

Do you hear His delicate whisper too?

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