Despite the fears, the tears, and the challenges that invade our world daily, we all long for more this Christmas. Peace, joy, good will–if you’re craving those things to be a reality in your life this year, here’s a Christmas prayer for you.
We long for great encounters in our lives, for noble adventures, and for clear direction. But when the fight is gone and the divine voice is silent, it’s easy to think God has abandoned us. But have you discovered the God Who Whispers?
Prayers for students need our high priority, especially as our kids head back to school. Our college, high school, and younger age students all face a multitude of challenges daily, and they depend on our encouragement and prayers more than ever to help them succeed. Friends, faith, and schoolwork consume a large portion of our students’ time and concerns. Whether they are studying at home or at school during this Covid-19 pandemic, they will need our prayers. The situations may change, but the truths will remain.
Prayer for graduates is so important, but especially during this pandemic season. Coronavirus has tried to steal the dreams and future plans of graduates and rob many of proms and promised graduation ceremonies. Creativity has offered alternate celebrations to seniors through drive-by parades, personally delivered diplomas, and virtual commencements. But the disappointment of missing the finale of a life-long goal still invades the hearts of so many.
Even as we’re attempting to make life count, to make a difference, or to move forward in new ways in this new year, we will still face challenges that can seem insurmountable. If that happens, remember you are not alone. In those moments, when you feel alone, I pray these words will encourage you.