For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

Come with open ears, open minds, and open hearts. Come to receive the blessings God has in store for us this Christmas season.


God of hope and encouragement,

I come in the midst of this season of busyness and preparations:

to find a time and space to slow down, to reflect on what my true preparations should be.

I need to prepare my heart to receive the gifts of love and hope.

I need to prepare my mind to focus on your promise that a messiah will come and nothing will be the same.

I need to prepare my spirit: to praise God for prophecy, promises, and preparation;

to find hope and encouragement;

to find peace and joy.