I will be leading us in Communion today. If possible, pause your recording and/or reading and get some juice/wine and bread ready so you can join me. Communion is more than remembering and honoring; it is a declaration of, the release of, and celebration of victory!
Hello! Thank you so much for participating with me in prayer each day!
Ceci and I are slowing down a little during these last couple of weeks of 2022. I do so each year, taking time to focus on the coming year and listening to Holy Spirit’s words, insights, and assignments.
However, with the critical assignment on the final quarter of 2022, I feel we must continue the communion and prayers aimed at ending Baal’s voice in America. Therefore, I have asked trusted leaders and friends to write prayers; I’ll read one each day and also lead in Communion. Though there won’t be a teaching, PLEASE join me daily for these strategic times of prayer. We must not let up - let’s finish well!
Today Ceci is sharing with us. The title is:
Our Christmas Blessing
Today I have the wonderful opportunity of sharing communion with you, so go ahead and gather your elements.
We have been hearing wonderful stories from you, our Give Him 15 family, of how Holy Spirit is meeting with you during your times of prayer and communion. We are from different walks of life and even take communion differently. But we are all here to worship Jesus, honor, and esteem Him, the One whose body was broken for us - for you and for me, and to pray for our great nation.
I’m grateful to be sharing communion with you today, two days before Christmas. For many of us, our lives have been busy with preparations. For me, this looks like cooking, preparing the house for our family gatherings, decorating, and wrapping presents. I love that our grandchildren are young and experience the excitement that comes with Christmas morning. For us, as we gather together on Christmas Day, we like to start our family time with the story of Christmas - why we celebrate. We know the children are excited about presents, but we have always felt that it was important to model to the children the importance of WHY we celebrate Christmas Day. When our children were younger, we had a small book that told the story of Christmas. We would each read a page, then pass it to the next person for their turn to read. It was always memorable. Some bake a Happy Birthday, Jesus cake. These are wonderful and tangible ways to celebrate this holy day, especially with our young ones.
Let’s gather the bread and wine and pray together.
Lord Jesus - the One whom we celebrate, we are grateful for Your gift to us - Your willingness to come to earth in order to redeem a fallen world and give us life. We honor You and Your sacrifice.
Today, Lord, we pray for those who minister in the nations of the earth - the missionaries, and the indigenous peoples of the earth who carry You in their hearts and serve you with their lives, sharing the Gospel in other lands. Strengthen and encourage them. Give them surprises, Lord, Your provision and gifts from heaven. I ask that this holy weekend be a time of miracles and answered prayers.
Thank You for Your plans for America - a nation that will carry the Gospel to the ends of the earth. We love this nation and agree with You that Baal’s hold will be broken, and redemption will come. We declare breakthrough. We take the bread now, a symbol of Your body that was broken for us (take the bread).
In John 14, Your Word says, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” Because of this principle, we boldly ask that You would uncover what needs to be uncovered and cause TRUTH to shine forth in America. We ask that You would cause the lake to flip, as it were, and uncover what tries to hide. We ask that the unmasking would occur and You, the One who sees all, would judge the good and the evil.
Because of your cleansing blood, we can ask for the forgiveness of our sins and receive Your gift of redemption. We now take the wine, the symbol of Your blood that was shed for us on Calvary (take the wine).
We are grateful for You, Jesus. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Today we celebrate You. In Your name, we pray, Amen.
Thank you for joining me today. I hope you have a wonderful, celebrative weekend and a special time with your family and friends. May the fragrances of Christmas be in your home this weekend as we all celebrate Christ, our Christmas blessing. We will see you on Monday - God bless!
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