So often our prayers during this time of year are for things we want of the physical nature. For some, it’s a new car, boat, or watch. For others, it is other smaller tangible things. Yet we often forget about the most important part of Christmas; giving and love. Giving does not mean you have to spend lots of money. (Or any money at all for that matter.) The two greatest gifts I believe you can give are both free; love and prayer. This holiday I would like to encourage you to be kind to someone over the next 25 days. Perform at least one random act of kindness each day.
Please join as we pray for the following:
- For the men and women who serve in the military and will not see their families this Christmas or this New Year.
- Pray for the clergy, pastors, parishioners and men and women of faith who sacrifice for the spiritual well-being of others.
- Pray for our local law enforcement officers who keep our cities and towns safe.
- Pray for the homeless who will spend Christmas or any nights in a shelter or on the street.
- Pray for the parents who have lost children this past year.
- Pray for the orphans and children who need families to love them.
- Pray for those who work with the orphans.
- Pray for those who are unemployed.
- Pray for cancer survivors.
- Pray for the families of cancer survivors and those who lost loved ones to cancer this year.
- Pray for our children.
- Pray for teachers and those who care for our children each day.
- Pray for unity.
- Pray for peace.
- Pray for children and family members who are missing so that they may come home.
- Pray for love and joy to overtake our nation.
- Pray for eyes to see everyone as one human race.
Written By FLocal Local Director of Operations: Ms. Vivian Bell
*Originally published in our December Holiday Survival Guide 2017