On this cold December night, when life, relationships and future hope seem more complicated than ever, I pray that that the Father of lights would give you the joy of His presence and the gift of simple happiness throughout the coming year, with the light of every new sunrise.
I pray that in an age where nothing seems to last, that the One who promised us a home with Him forever would keep the language and love of forever dancing in your heart and mine as long as you and I have breath.
I pray that what you know in your head – that He will never leave you nor forsake you – will capture your heart with great courage and boldness to know that as long as He’s there, you never have reason to be afraid because He will always watch over you.
I pray what wherever life takes you that you will discover again and again that the nearness of God is your good, and that wherever you are, you will know with peace that He has visited that time and place long before you got there.
I pray that when darkness comes (and it will), you will have the peace and courage to respond to trouble as a child of the light – knowing that in Christ there lies a resurrection power and faithful hope that neither you nor I can deny.
I pray that this Christmas you rediscover what a kiss of love it was that God touched your vulnerability and went to war for you there in Bethlehem that night so that you could experience His eternal love as your dearest, greatest value.
Finally, I pray that despite the setbacks and battles, the storms and the sorrows, you would find in Him your strength of heart and know the lengths, depths, breadth, and heights He would reach across to hold you as His purchased possession, cherished friend and child.