We must be reminded that everyone is not going to be in the Christmas spirit this week. Some have lost loved ones and are having to see the Holiday for the first time without them. God reminds us that when Jesus came the angels declared “And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
So, this Christmas season I pray the peace of God that passes all understanding to keep your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus. As you go through the holidays know that you are not alone. For in His word He promises to never leave us or forsake us. May His presence be what carries you…
Lord, not everyone feels joyful at this season. So many have lost loved ones during the year, and in many places, the winter cold blows its bitter winds into lonely hearts. On this Christmas Eve, we pray for those who are grieving losses. Memories of happy times with loved ones in the past can send a rush of tears to those whose arms ache with emptiness. Lord, dry those tears with Your sweet words of comfort and cheer. Turn their sorrow into joy as only You can do.
Remind those who are grieving, Lord, that You are the great Comforter and Counselor, and that You never leave us or forsake us. You are always with us, holding our hearts tenderly in Your hands. Surround them with friends and family who will cover them with love and let them know they are not forgotten. May the joy of Your birth and the good news of Your coming to earth as the Savior of the world cushion their grief this Christmas Eve night. On this night of miracles, speak peace to those who need it most. In Jesus’ name, Amen.