Let all who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice, ~ Psalm 5:11
A Prayer of Advent

But let all who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice,
Let them ever sing for joy;
Because You cover and shelter them,
Let those who love Your name be joyful and exult in You. ~ Psalm 5:11, AMP

Lord, I cannot believe it’s time once again to celebrate Your birth — to rejoice in the moment You came to earth so we could know You. How can it be? Miracle of miracles! Immanuel. God with us.

Though weary of life’s struggles, I want to rejoice in You — I choose to rejoice in You — for You are my God and I love You.

Rejoice O Weary World

My mind is boggled with stress, my body exhausted, but as I focus on You, the heaviness lifts, the tears cease, and I remember that I am not alone. I remember that You love me, You care for my every need, and You hold my hand as I navigate this steep terrain.

Rejoice, O my soul, for though the world quakes, the Lord is by my side. He is steadfast and faithful.

I rejoice in the peace that surpasses all understanding
I rejoice in the peace that surpasses all understanding.

You, Lord, are simply amazing. What would I do without You?

I would surely have crumbled beneath the weight by now, but You, Lord, are my Burden-Bearer.

You are my Savior and Lord.

My God and my King.

Worthy are You of all praise.

As church bells ring out the proclamation of Your birth, I rejoice in the peace that envelops me …

the peace that surpasses all understanding, the peace that only You can give.

I Choose to Rejoice in Him

Awaken my heart to recognize Your presence — the source of your perfect peace.

For in Your presence is fullness of joy. In Your presence all is at rest.

I adore You, Lord. Thank You for the day heaven came to earth. I am a life that was changed. I love You.

In Jesus’s Name I pray,



Please don’t carry your burdens alone. I would be honored to pray for you. You may contact me directly at nan@nanjones.com


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Sweet blessings to you,