Praying for God to Bless You this Christmas

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas ... praying and asking God to bless you today and in the days, weeks, and months ahead. #ChristmasPrayer #BlessYou #Prayer #WWGGG #CountingMyBlessings

Merry Christmas, my friends!

I am so thankful for you! You all bless me in countless ways.

So, I’m stopping today to pray for you, I’m asking God to bless you. I’m asking Him to give you a beautiful Christmas celebration and be with you throughout the year ahead.

And I’m asking Him to fill your heart today and always with the faith, hope, and His love.

The Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity–hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory–because at the Father’s will Jesus became poor, and was born in a stable so that thirty years later He might hang on a cross.

J. L. Packer

Praying for God to Bless You this Christmas

Wishing you a Merry Christmas ... praying and asking God to bless you today and in the days, weeks, and months ahead. #ChristmasPrayer #BlessYou #Prayer #WWGGG #CountingMyBlessings

With Faith

We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in His grace, freely makes us right in His sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins.

Romans 3:22–24

Father, Thank you for the gift of Jesus. Thank you for the gift of faith. I pray that you will help us grow … that You will give us each child-like trust to fully submit and rely on Your love.

We all fall short of Your perfect will every day but You sent Jesus to be our example, to suffer our punishment, and to free us to live in Your love. Help us, by the power of Your Spirit.

Hold my friend close on difficult days. Remind them that You will never leave or forsake them. (Hebrews 13:5) Assure them that nothing can snatch them out of Your hand. (John 10:29) Make them secure in Your eternal promise that they have through faith in Jesus.

With Hope

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.

2 Thessalonians 2:16–17

Father, thank you for the gift of Jesus, the Word made flesh … the One who showed us Your huge love and wonderful grace.

I pray that You will fill my friend with the comfort and strength they need today and every day in the year ahead. By the power of Your Spirit, give them all they need to glorify You in all they do and say … not to earn Your favor but in response to Your love that has the power to change lives.

With Love

The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease.

Lamentations 3:22

Father, You have demonstrated Your love and mercy throughout history. But You never demonstrated it more clearly than that night in Bethlehem when You entered time and space. The angels rejoiced and creation celebrated as Your plan was put into action – from the manger to the cross, from the cross to the grave, and from the grave to resurrection and ascension because Your love never ends and Your mercies never cease.

I pray my friend is able to pause this Christmas and simply rest in the assurance of Your mercy that forgives ever sin and Your love that is able to meet every need.

With Courage and Strength

May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father encourage you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say. God loved us, and through His grace He gave us a good hope and encouragement that continues forever.

2 Thessalonians 2:16–17

Father, I ask You to bless my friend with the courage and strength they need today. Your promises are absolute. Your plans are guaranteed. Your forgiveness is complete. Your salvation is everlasting. And Your love is enough for every need.

Thank you for giving us what we need to be strong and courageous in Jesus, through the power of Your Spirit. Thank you for giving us hope and encouragement that lasts forever.

With His Grace, Mercy, Truth, and Love

Grace, mercy, and peace which come from God the Father, and from Jesus Christ—the Son of the Father—will continue to be with us who live in truth and love.

2 John 1:3

Father, please bless my friend’s family with your grace, mercy, and peace. Fill their home with the light of Your love. Bless their celebration of Jesus’ birth and meet every need today and throughout the year ahead. Give them a love for Your Word and bless them with Your presence. Amen.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas ... praying and asking God to bless you today and in the days, weeks, and months ahead. #ChristmasPrayer #BlessYou #Prayer #WWGGG #CountingMyBlessings

May God bless you!

My friends, I am so very thankful for you. I love your comments and emails. I love having the opportunity to pray with you and for you. I love living in community with you.

You have no idea how much you encourage me to lean into Jesus and remind me that when we have Him we have everything we need.

I thank God for you and count you among my most precious blessings. Thank you for pouring yourselves into this space through your comments and your prayers.

May your days overflow with blessings … especially the blessings faith, hope, and love. May your life be blessed by the Savior, Jesus – the One who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life!

Blessings and Hugs! Deb

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  1. Thank you so much, Deb, for your generous and loving prayers for all of us who follow Counting My Blessings. I count it a blessing every day to have encouraging, God-loving friends like you! And I needed to be reminded so very much of God’s love and presence today.
    May your Christmas and New Year be filled to the brim with His blessings!

    1. Oh, Martha, you are such a blessing to me. Thank you so much! I’m praying for your family and asking God to pour out His blessings and love on you all. Hugs, my friend!

      1. Lisa R Fleet says:

        Thanks for the prayers☺️this is a blessing.May the Lord bless you and all who read your blog.Have a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

        1. Thank you, Lisa! I so appreciate your prayers and your kind encouragement. God bless you! Happy New Year!

  2. Sheela Mathew says:

    Amen…Thank you so much for the prayers. Wishing u and ur family a blessed Christmas. May the Lord be with u always

    1. Thank you, Sheela! Merry Christmas and God bless!

  3. jackie schultz says:

    Thank you so much for this blessed message. My family has some issues to work through this season as my father is recovering from an illness, which is taxing on my mother. And my 21 year old daughter is struggling to remain faithful when she is stressed by the demands of a challenging college major and transitioning to adulthood. Please pray for us to remain hopeful and faithful in the midst of our anxiety. Reading this post has been so comforting to me today!

    1. I’m praying for you, Jackie! It’s a hard time of year to feel overwhelmed by life. I’m praying for your parents, for your daughter, and for you! Asking God to hold you close and cover you with His blessings!

  4. Zella Overstreet says:

    I am blessed everyday by your blog. I thank God for you. Your devotional, prayers and recipes are a blessing to me. Thank you! May God continue to bless you.

    1. Thank you, Zella! I am so blessed by your kind encouragement. God bless you today and in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

  5. I needed this remembrance of Jesus and What Christmas really means. Been in a dark place lately and this helped me immensely. Thank you Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year

    1. I am so sorry you’re struggling, Cleta! I’m so glad you were blessed by His Word and these prayers. You are loved! Praying His blessings to cover you this Christmas and throughout the coming year.

  6. Calvonia Radford says:

    Deb, you have been such a blessing and encourager to us this year. May God richly bless you this season and in the year to come. I appreciate you taking time to pray over us. WOW! You are the real thing.

    1. You are so kind, Calvonia! God bless you! I am so thankful that God allows me to serve Him in this space. I truly am the one who is blessed. His grace overwhelms me. Praying the year ahead gives you countless reasons to rejoice.

  7. Karlene Williams says:

    Thank u also fr starting this community, it has being a blessing to me. I too pray that God our father will continue to multiply u wth much blessings n inspiration to continue in this wrk.
    Luv n happiness always

    1. Karlene, thank you so much for your kind encouragement! You made my day! Praying God blesses you with His love this Christmas and throughout the year ahead!

  8. Mosesyiga says:

    Thank you very much for the prayers and I wish you a merry Christmas and happy New year too

  9. Our family could use your prayers. thanks, deb

    1. You have absolutely got my prayers, Sue! Asking God to be with you and bless you and you serve and celebrate Jesus! Blessings and HUGS!

  10. Alprescia says:

    Thank you, Deb. I just can’t say this enough “You’re such and inspiration and blessings just not only me but to many person/people.” May God continue to show His grace and mercy toward you and your family. Merry Christmas and a Happy, gracious, prosperous New Year. Love, Peace and Joy with many Hugs and Kisses.

  11. Merry Christmas to all of you friends. May bring this Christmas lot of joy and happiness for all of you. Stay blessed guys.

  12. Tara Parker says:

    Thank you so much for sending these kind words for this Christmas Eve .. Merry Christmas to you and yours.. god bless

  13. Launarene Morgan says:

    Thank you, so very for inspiring us and encouraging us, on this journey, which at times can be so difficult. Yet, with God, ALL things are possible. His grace is sufficient for us. Thank you Jesus, for your love, Strength, Joy, Peace, Faith and Hope. He is our everything. Please pray for me. I suffer from chronic pain. I have not had a waking moment, for the past 4 years without pain and I also suffer from Rheumatoid and Osteoporosis arthritis since childhood. Sometimes I get tired, and wonder when, Lord. Yet He gives me the strength to go on. I almost forgot what normal feels like. He is my keeper. I am so grateful to the Lord and daily remind myself how blessed I am. Thanks for your prayers.

    1. I am so sorry you are suffering. Lasting pain can really work against our moods and attitudes. So, I love that even though you have to fight discouragement … you are, with God’s help, fighting and praising Him even through your pain. God bless you and thank you for your kind encouragement!

  14. Bomi Jolly - says:

    Thank you so much for these encouraging and uplifting prayers! AMEN!!

    Wishing you and yours all the very best of God’s blessings in 2020 and beyond:)!

  15. Merry Christmas, Deb. Thank you for every uplifting and encouraging word and your prayers. I pray you and your family will be blessed with good health, happiness and safely and that you will be filled with joy, hope, peace and love in the year ahead❣️

    1. Thank you so much, Judy! Your kind encouragement truly blessed me. May your Christmas and the year ahead be filled with blessings and joy.