I pray today Lord, for those people who will not be able to afford any celebration this Christmas. Help them to know that celebrating in worship is the most crucial activity and devotion to Jesus is more important that splashing out with expensive gifts. I ask in Jesus – AMEN.
I pray Lord for those families who will find that this Christmas season brings pangs of loneliness and the ache of separation. Let it be a time when family ties are strengthened, old friendships are renewed and cemented, and hope is reborn. I ask it in the name of Christ – AMEN.
Lord, may the Christian community throughout the world spread the message of peace on earth this Christmastide. Where there is war, prompt them to make plans for peace. Where there is poverty help them to take steps that will lead to plenty. In Jesus’ name I pray – AMEN.
I pray today, Lord, for all those people who, from the depths of their depression, are hoping that the Christmas message will give them new courage and a sense of purpose in living. May they find the Christ child and the peace he offers. Give them joy. I ask this in Jesus’ name – AMEN.
Lord, bless and guide all those people who have lost their way in life. Help them to see where they have gone wrong and to review their mistakes and lifestyles. Give them the humility to see themselves as they are and the hope to look to the future. I ask it in Christ – AMEN.
I pray today Lord for people who are addicted to gambling. I ask that you will enable them to understand their own thought processes and to bid goodbye to the losses they have sustained. Help them to move forward and to cherish the money they do have. In Christ I ask – AMEN.
Lord, I pray for all people who will receive bonus payments this December. Enable them to be grateful to you for them and guide them how to use them for their best long-term benefit. Grant us all wisdom in using money wisely and responsibly. I ask in Christ’s name – AMEN.