Advent Day 15: A Christmas Reflection

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Christmas is a great time of reflecting. Looking back…but also looking ahead. I love the season’s tug to continue to move forward and grow. Here’s a prayer of reflection.

Dear God, 

May I never grow weary of doing good…or think I’m good enough to quit trying.

You are good and do good…

Ps. 119:68

Whether the task ahead is big or small…may I recount my blessing to play a part in your plan.

Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand,

Jeremiah 18:6

In the difficult circumstance, may I keep my eyes fixed on you. And when times are easy, may I recount how you helped me climb the mountain.

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.

Habakkuk 3:17-19

May I remember all of your wondrous deeds…and remind myself that you are praiseworthy.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!

Luke 2:14

My identity is secure in you. I have been chosen. Set apart. Adopted. And redeemed. I am enough because you say I am enough. Help me believe it and live this way!

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,  to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight  making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

Ephesians 1:3-10

Amen

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