50 States of Pray: A WI Christmas Wish



Merry Christmas Eve! When I heard about Mark Koopman's "50 States of Pray," I thought it was a great way to ring in the holidays. Here's my reflection, wish and prayer all rolled into one:

Dear Father,
 
2000 years ago, you used an ordinary night to give us an extraordinary gift.
 
You used a young family to show us courage and faith.
 
You used a baby to show us love.
 
You used a manger to show us a king.
 
You used frightened shepherds to show us hope and companies of angels to show us joy.
 
 
In the next year, use me.
 
Teach me.
 
Send me.
 
Move me in ways that make a difference for your kingdom and spread the wonder, joy and love of that first Christmas! And watch over us all.
 
Amen.






18 comments:

  1. Amen! That is beautiful, Nicole. Merry Christmas.

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  2. Hi, Nicole. What a beautiful wish. Merry Christmas!

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  3. Merry Christmas from Texas! A simple and lovely sentiment.

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  4. The words are really beautiful...
    Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas.
    Writer In Transit

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  5. I love, love, love this!! Merry Christmas!!

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  6. A wonderful prayer. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  7. Wow... what a rocking, awesome prayer, Nicole :)

    Seriously, I had goose bumps when I read the "In the next year, use me" line.

    Thanks for your prayer and hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

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  8. That is a beautiful thought. It made me smile. Thanks!

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  9. A good prayer, one I may repeat when next I fall.

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  10. Aw, thanks for all the great feedback, guys! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year wherever you are!

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  11. Hi Nicole - lovely prayer for us all .. may you have a happy festive time .. and enjoy your writings in 2014 - Hilary

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  12. Lovely prayer Nicole :) Hope you had a blessed and peaceful Christmas.
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
    x

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  13. That was wonderful, Nicole. I hope you and yours had a very Merry Christmas! :)

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  14. Amen. That is such a beautiful prayer. Have a blessed 2014. x

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  15. This was lovely to read. Thank you for the prayer, right from the heart. Here's to a joyful and healthy new year for you and all those you love from "New Hampshire."

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  16. This is a great post to read!

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