A Christmas prayer about waiting



God promised Adam and Eve that a Savior would come. David, Hosea, Malachi, and Isaiah (and others) prophesied about his birth and his life. All the Old Testament pointed to his coming. People waited for thousands of years for him. They waited for the Messiah--the Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, and the Prince of Peace. God in flesh, Emmanuel. Mary and Joseph waited for Jesus' birth and then for his revelation. Jesus' followers waited for him to take action. The church waited for him to return. 

We wait for Jesus to answer our prayers. We wait for circumstances to change. We think he doesn't move fast enough, but he has never stopped moving. Christmas proves that. 

We wait. We expect. We hope. We trust.


Oh, God of heaven and earth, 

I praise you for your gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Thank you for sending him to save us from our sins over 2000 Christmases ago.

Your generosity astounds me!

Thank you for always fulfilling your promises.

You are never late and never early.

You are forever faithful.

You are the perfect Christmas gift.

Thank you for waiting on me.

Thank you for the promise of life that Christmas offers.

In Jesus' name, 

Amen.


"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."--Psalm 27:14

"But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me."--Micah 7:7

"Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”--Luke 2:11-12


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