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Friday, December 16, 2016

Pray for Families (Transform Me First)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

As Advent winds down and Christmas draws near, schools and many employers close for a holiday break and people begin their travels home to family.  The anticipation of family homecomings is delightful, but often as Christmas arrives ideas may vary among family members on how the day should be spent and who it should be spent with.  Spiritual differences may become more evident.  Rather than use it as a base of contention within your family, instead focus on being a shining light, mirroring Christ’s love, mercy, and generosity.  Transformation rarely occurs because one was convinced by an argument but rather hearts change when they are disarmed by unanticipated love, mercy, and generosity.

You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. Matthew 5:14-16

Lord, send your Spirit upon us that we may boldly bear witness to You through our words, actions, and deeds.  Help us love when we don’t feel like it, be merciful when we desire to be harsh, and generous when we want to be stingy with our kindness and resources.  We open are hearts to you Lord, that you may transform us first!

May Christ’s light shine through each of you! 

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Pray for your own transformation, and that each family member may experience the love of God in a new way. Then pass it on!