Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Hope is Born #2 - Matthew 1:18-25

You promised!
You said it would happen!
A teenager would become pregnant.
She wouldn’t abort.
She would carry him despite the shame and the sniggers.  
And he would be born.
Simply, ugly and poor. 
She would call him ‘saviour’.
And she would call him ‘God with us’.
Because that day,
You came!
You kept your promise!
You did what you said you would do.
You came to be with us.
And to save us.
You have promised that you are coming again!
You said it would happen!
And today we are looking and we are longing and we are waiting…for you to keep your promise again…
Come King Jesus come!

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Pray in the Spirit - Ephesians 6:18-20

Father may we pray in the Spirit on all occasions.
May our lives be characterised by all kinds of prayers and requests.
May we always keep on praying as we live for you and not for ourselves.
Keep us alert.
Keep us praying for all the saints.
Keep the saints declaring the gospel fearlessly.
And empower us to declare it to ourselves and to the world.