Daily Prayer Guide: Wednesday Dec 16

Scripture Reading

Zechariah 9: 9 -10

“Shout and cheer, Daughter Zion! Raise the roof, Daughter Jerusalem! Your king is coming! a good king who makes all things right, a humble king riding a donkey, a mere colt of a donkey. I’ve had it with war—no more chariots in Ephraim, no more war horses in Jerusalem, no more swords and spears, bows and arrows. He will offer peace to the nations, a peaceful rule worldwide, from the four winds to the seven seas.” [Translation from The Message, by Eugene Peterson]

Reflection and Prayer

It’s easy to remember to celebrate and give thanks to God on special occasions – birthdays, holidays, vacation days, the list goes on. When we’re caught up in our daily lives, it becomes more difficult to discern the difference between the commonplace events in our daily routines and moments meant for celebration. During Advent, however, we are reminded to approach each minute as a celebration, holding in our hearts the promise of Jesus’ coming, a moment that will change the course of our hearts and lives. Christ’s birth is just the prologue to the story of His life and death, each and every part a reason to celebrate with joy and thanks.

Praise God

  • for sending a King to a world that needs Him so desperately, and in doing so providing us with a reason to celebrate not just on specific days or at certain times, but during every day of our lives

Celebrate

  • with every moment of your day today; enter your hours with a spirit of thankfulness and joy, so that you will be reminded about the many blessings in your day that are easily mistaken for mundane tasks or routines

Pray that

  • the people you interact with today (and every day) will notice the spirit of celebration, sense of thankfulness and desire for peace that you bring into your work, play and relationships; and that the light you bring to others will help draw them towards the light that comes from knowing God

Written by Mariah Lefeber

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