christmas_candles-600x450Before you begin, meditate on this thought: God is for me.

How I praise and thank You Father, for once I walked in darkness, but now I have seen the Light of Jesus! Thank You for giving Your one and only Son for me–He who had never sinned–for me, who sins continually. How can this be? There are no words that adequately express how thankful I am for what You have done for me!

For Your willingness to be born in human likeness and bear my punishment on the cross–Thank You Lord Jesus!

For removing my sin from me as far as the east is from the west and remembering it no more–Thank You Lord Jesus!

You are Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace and I celebrate and announce that You are the Christ, Messiah–Emmanuel!

Thank You Father for the gift of Jesus that expresses so lavishly, Your great love for me–that You are for me. If You would give me Jesus, is there anything for my good that You would withhold? If You are for me, is there anyone who can be against me? If You are for me is there anything that I should fear?

I ask Father that You give me a fresh glimpse of Your face as You cheer me on in this race that You have marked out for me, a fresh understanding of your great love for me from which I can never be separated. Spur me on by the Holy Spirit in my pilgrimage with You until I am truly able to live as “more than a conqueror”! In spite of trouble or hardship, remind me continually that Your love is holding me fast–that there is nothing–past, present or future that will ever separate me from Your immeasurable love expressed in Christ–nothing! Hallelujah!

This day I ask Wonderful Counselor that You open my mind to help me understand in a deeper way what it means that You are for me. Mighty God, reveal Your power in my life in such a way that strongholds are exposed and come crashing down! Everlasting Father embrace me with Your love and acceptance. Prince of Peace calm my anxious heart and reveal Yourself in the midst of the storms of my living, for You are for me, and nothing will separate me from You great love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

(Isaiah 9:2; John 3:16; Philippians 2:6-11; Psalm 103:12; Isaiah 9:6; Romans 8: 31-39; Hebrews 12:1)

Pray the Word for Your Church–Advent devotion written by Tiece King, author of Pray the Word for Your Church. This resource is available at Use the code CONPSP3 at checkout to receive an additional 10% discount on the book.

Prayer Points

Pray Daniel’s words of praise: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his” (Dan. 2:20). Thank God for guiding you to make wise choices in life. Confess times when you chose to follow the foolishness of this world’s wisdom rather than the wisdom of God. Commit yourself to seeking the “Spirit of wisdom and of understanding” (Isa. 11:2). Ask God to give to you the “wisdom that comes from heaven” (Jas. 3:17).

Pray for the ability to keep your testimony simple and genuine as you cross paths with people who are trying to understand the things of God.

–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend. This book is available at Use the code CONPSP3 at checkout to receive an additional 10% discount on the book.

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