Prayers of My Heart

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"From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised," Psalm 113:3.

Heavenly Father, You are a great and awesome God, majestic, wonderous, highly exalted and to be praised. Thank You for Your abundant blessings. Transform us into Your image as we gaze on You and praise Your name.

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 "For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” 

Isaiah 9:6

It's Christmas! We're excited to be with family and friends. Or, we're not. We're sad and alone. Or, maybe relationships aren't what we wish they were. What do we do? Do we STAY in our melancholy mindset? No, we don't. We go to our WONDERFUL COUNSELOR. We talk to Him. We pray and ask Him to show us what to do, what to say, whether to make that call or not. We trust Him. We ask Him to fill us with His mind and energy; to do His will and bidding. We get out of the way so He can work in and through us. It's CHRISTMAS...Christ's mass. We focus our eyes and hearts on Him.

Today is a reminder of the incarnation. "The Holy Spirit will come upon you," the angel said to Mary. "And you will bear a child - Jesus. Christ in Mary. Born out through her flesh.

And today, each believer is given the same heavenly message. "The Holy Spirit will come upon you," Jesus said. "Christ in you," Paul explained. As Mary bore Christ through her flesh, we bear Christ through our flesh as we pray to be filled with His Spirit and walk in His will. 

Today is Christ's mass. We seat Him on the throne of our hearts so HE is borne out through our lives. 

Lord Jesus, WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, rule over our minds, emotions, and wills. Bear YOUR nature in and through us. Counsel us so that our words and actions are goverened by You. As the Holy Spirit came upon Mary, fill us so YOU are borne out through our lives. We love and worship and praise YOU, Lord Jesus. 


Praise the VICTOR

 "The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 

1 Corinthians 15:56-57

Have you ever been "stung" by sin? Has someone else's sin ever hurt you? Of course, both we've sinned and other's sins have hurt us. We live in a fallen world. Not one of us is perfect. But, there is VICTORY in Jesus. Just as we might kill a bee so it no longer stings us, to an umpteenth degree, Jesus did away with the eternal sting of sin and death. And so we sing, "There's victory in Jesus." 

Lord Jesus, You are VICTOR over sin and death. We celebrate and sing YOUR praises! 

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 "For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, UNDEFILED, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens;” 

Hebrews 7:25-26

This is one of my favorite descriptions of Jesus. Why? For the reason it gives. Christ is able to save me not because of who I am, but because of who He is. My sinfulness doesn’t throw Him. I have an innocent UNDEFILED Savior who is able to secure my soul for eternity on the basis of HIS holiness, not mine.  I’ll take that any day of the year. How about you? With a grateful heart to my Lord, I’m singing His praises. Are you? 

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus - there’s something about that name. Holy, innocent, UNDEFILED. We love and praise You!

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Praise the TRUE LIGHT

“There was the TRUE LIGHT which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.” 

John 1:1-13

 Every day when I select a description to share with you, I have a renewed sense of awe. Often the ways our Lord is described provide a contrast to that which is in the world. Such is the case today. There are many "lights." Many claim to be "enlightened" by powers apart from Jesus Christ. Many seek self-enlightenment. But once again, God speaks loudly through His scribes. There is one TRUE LIGHT and it is JESUS CHRIST. HE enlightens us when we turn to Him and open our hearts to His saving grace. 

Lord Jesus, You are the TRUE LIGHT who enlightens every man. We worship and adore You.   

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© Debbie Taylor Williams 

Praise the SAVIOR

“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our SAVIOR, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.” 

Luke 2:1-11, John 4:40-42, 1 John 4:14-15, Jude 1:24-25

If these verses don't make you smile, I don't know what will. You can almost hear Jude proclaiming His praise to God. JESUS is our only SAVIOR.

It is JESUS who is able to:


*Make us STAND in the presence of God's glory with great joy.

From stumbling to stand. Think about it. Celebrate it. Tell others! 

To Jesus be (say it with me) glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. AMEN! 

God our SAVIOR, We celebrate You and Your earthly birthday. YOU alone are to be praised. 

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