A CHRISTMAS PRAYER AND BIBLE VERSES

They came from the East. They were called wise men (the Magi). They could have been kings or of noble rank. Whatever the case, they were able to make the long journey to Jerusalem to see the king that had just been born.

They had seen his star in the East, they said, and had come to worship Him. After an unfruitful visit to King Herod, they commenced their search and the star that had led them to Israel appeared again till it stood over the stable where the child was lying in a manger.

You know the rest of the story or you can read it up in Matthew 2:1-11. But how does it relate to you and me? There are things we are searching for: precious things, wonderful things, things that may be rare and costly, even things that may have been declared impossible to find. It may be a stable and closer walk with God, peace at home, the salvation of a loved one, a faithful spouse, the fruit of the womb, healing, financial breakthrough or success in our career.

Some of us have travelled far and wide in search of these things and some of the places we had hoped to get help failed us like Herod did the Magi. We have committed resources and effort but we haven’t seen the results we hoped for. But I want us to be encouraged by the following prophecy about Jesus from which he read to the Jews in a synagogue on one occasion (Luke 4:16-19). Note that in verse 21, He told them that thise scriptures had been fulfilled in Him.

“1. The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2. To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3. To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” – Isaiah 61:1-3

There is nothing we need that is not covered in the mission statement of Jesus stated above. Finding him is finding hope, relief and grace. On the strength of this, I just want to pray a simple prayer of faith for you and I:

As the star led the Magi to see Jesus, God’s greatest gift to humanity, so may the Holy Spirit lead us this Christmas and in the coming year to encounter our dearest blessings. May we have cause to rejoice as the wise men did and say, “The LORD has done it. Faithful is His name.” Amen in Jesus’ name.

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Related scriptures to uplift you:

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” – Psalm 84:11

“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” – Romans 8:32

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“19. But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer. 20. Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.” – Psalm 66:19-20

“21. I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me …. 23. This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.” – Psalm 118:21 & 23

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The scriptures used in this post are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.
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86 thoughts on “A CHRISTMAS PRAYER AND BIBLE VERSES

  1. This story reminds of how men of this world seek with utmost concern the worldly things such as cars, houses, spouses, money etc. without showing interest in the things of the spirit such as salvation, baptism of the holy spirit, righteousness and holiness. may the lord give us the spirit to know him and the power of his resurrection.

  2. Amen. I pray we find happiness in this particular xmas season.
    xmas celebration has never really brought any special kind of joy to my life. but i hope it turns out to be different this time around for me and many other persons who may be wishing the same. May we encounter a special kind of joy from the Lord, Jesus Christ.

  3. Thank you for that beautiful prayer.I believe that God will make this Christmas and the coming year a nice one for us all.

  4. I THANK GOD FOR THINGS HE HAS DONE.
    I THANK HIM FOR THE THINGS HE HAS NOT DONE.
    I THANK HIM FOR THE THINGS HE WILL DO.
    ‘HAS HE SAID IT, SURELY, HE WILL DO IT’, THAT’S WHY HE IS THE FAITHFUL.

  5. I believe the Lord will lead me to my heart desires just as He led the wise men using the star. So I’m thanking him in advance for all the things He is planning to do and the ones He did for me in the past.

  6. The story of the three wise men epitomise rare character. This is worth emulating. On the other hand, your unceasing prayers and love to humankind is indeed awesome. As you continue showing us love, God will also guide and protect your footsteps. Thanks Ma!

  7. Personally, l think the highest gift God gave men was the death of Jesus on the Cross. Through this, we can get right with him after living in a state of sin

  8. Amen and amen. Reading about the birth of Jesus in any retelling whatsoever, never gets old. It brings me profound peace and happiness. Beautiful piece Aunty Edith,simply beautiful

  9. Not everyone can demonstrate this, but the three wise men did. Their visit shouldn’t just be a biblical allusion, we should all learn from this. Thanks for your prayers!

  10. I believe that something good that God has done for me is coming my way and the star that led the Magi will also lead me to the right place.

  11. Amen. I believe the Lord has done so many wonderful things for my family and I this Christmas. So I’m thankful for the things he has done and those he is yet to do.

  12. just when i think all hope is lost, God does something to draw me closer to him again, to remind me of his undying love and unmerited favor. this year has been a tough one but I’m grateful to God for the gift of life.

  13. Amen to your prayers. I thank the Lord because his birth brought salvation to the world and his death is our redemption.

  14. Finding Him (Christ) is finding Hope. This is beautiful. It is refreshing as it is powerful. I have always known that desires go a long way to determine drive. Thank You Ma

  15. He that finds God finds good things. the bible said seek ye the Lord and everything shall be added unto it. the three wise men searched for Jesus with love, faith and trust and were blessed at the end. also were other men like Elijah, Abraham, isaac, Isaiah, etc who sought for the lord and were forever blessed. The star was a significant sign which teaches us to always trust and have faith in the Lord.

  16. Amen…I pray God’s grace and favour will locate me and give me reasons to smile again…Happy new year Aunty

  17. What a wonderful prayer for us this Christmas /new year. I believe in the grace to find salvation, peace, joy and love of God. As God led the Magi, so will he lead us to our breakthroughs. AMEN.

  18. This is wonderful..each time I read about the three wise men,their keen interest towards the star and finding the saviour and also the gifts they presented to baby Jesus. I keep asking myself if Jesus was actually born in this our time what kind of gifts will we give him?? Is it the gift of doubting his existence?? Is it the gift of seeking him for his miracles?

  19. As the wise men were led and finally got to their destination, i believe that God will also lead me aright till i fulfill purpose. thank you ma for this piece.

  20. As the star led the wise me to Jesus, let our faith and believe in him grant us the privilege to meet with him some day.

  21. Vanity upon vanity…worldly things are necessary but the way we go about them, it’s as if our lives depend on them forgetting that one day we will leave… I pray for God’s Grace because its the only thing we need to live on.

  22. For I know the thought i think towards you, thought of peace and not of evil,to give you an expected end says a bible passage. The essence of Christmas is that we have God with us through the birth of Christ and the question remains, Is God really with us? My Xmas prayer remains that God will continue to be with me and my Family as His presence scares away evil.

  23. Amen and amen, ma. We should remember that the Magi in their search for the Saviour, depended on God to lead them and not on their own wisdom or they would have missed the path. In whatever we seek for in life, we should always trust God to lead us and we will always attain our desires as long as they are in line with His plans for our lives.

  24. when you keep chasing the things of the world and totally ignore Christ, your life would be in shambles at one point or the other. We must learn to put God first in all things we do as human beings. Thank you ma for the prayers and bible verses.

  25. With God all things are possible. There is so much joy in knowing that the Lord can grant us our heart desires if we go to him in prayer. And live by his word.

  26. Amen, I am so thankful and will ever remain grateful for this special gift of our Jesus Christ given to us by God. In him we will surely find all things, we just have to be open to him and hand over all that concerns us to him then leave him to do the rest

  27. Amen. God bless you ma for this write up.
    We have the best gift as Christians and having Christ is the most blissful kind of life.

  28. Such a beautiful prayer has lessons that everyone needs to learn. It makes me understand that to proffer that solution that only brings satisfaction to all our problems, we have to tap from the salvation earned through the birth of Jesus Christ. And we can only do that by drawing close to God.

  29. To find the lord first is a good thing but how to know that you have found the right lord is another thing because their are many things out there claiming to be lord and they also grants peoples heart desires

  30. Everything we seek in this world is abundant in Christ. I pray that even after meeting Herold in your life,that we will still find the abundant grace to still seen and find the Lord just like the wise men.

  31. There is so much joy in knowing for a truth that whatsoever we ask or desire can be to given us only if we seek and ask of it from God.

  32. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and every other thing shall be added unto us…that I believe…thanks ma for this post.

  33. I have this solace in the mission statement of Jesus. there are times when even after praying for a solution to a particular problem and the problem still persist. I have this that though sorrow may last for the night but Joy comes in the morning. and i believe all our heart desires and prayers shall surely be answered. Amen.

  34. The best thing we can do to ourselves is to put our trust in God because he is the only one that can satisfy our heart desire. Thank you for the beautiful Xmas prayer. God bless you Ma.

  35. Amen,Ma.I believe that as long as am alive, God still has a purpose to keep me alive. therefore, I have work yet to be finished for him. He has anointed me. This is why i see myself as “God’s unfinished Business”. Thank You for Prayers. I am grateful!

  36. WHENEVER ONE IS WITH CHRIST AND IN CHRIST THERE ISTHIS JOY THAT IS DRIVESWHICH KEEPS YOU GOING IN CONFIDENCE THAT HE IS THE ALL IN ALL AND ALL AND ALL .KEEP LOVING HIM ,HE IS THE BEST HE MAKES THE IMPOSSBLE TO BE POSSIBLE

  37. LORD JESUS, LED MY OWN MAGI TO LOCATE THE STAR YOU PUT IN ME,THOUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD ,AMEN……

    • The thought of not having everything you’ve ever wanted or wished for is saddening but I will indeed praise Him because He has heard me. May this Christmas bring us good tidings.

  38. Amen and Amen!!! As you pray for those of us who do read your posts,so l ask God to be with you so that the sky will be your starting point Amen. l believe that with God all things all possible.

  39. “We have committed resources and effort but we haven’t seen the results we hoped for.” This part ma i must confess got my attention there is a particular situation that i have committed my time, strength, energy, resources and effort as well the the result is ineffective. Another phrase i would like to make reference to is “Finding him is finding hope, relief and grace” since i have found him i am now in grace, hope and relief

  40. God will surely deliver his people from the hands of unfriendly friend, wolfs in n sheep’s clothing just like king herod. It takes God’s mercy to detect this kind

  41. He that finds God, found a good thing.He leads us in every aspect of our lives as he led the three wise men.

  42. This is a good one Ma.one thing is sure, God never disappoints those that believe in Him. He’s always abiding with his children. The three wise men searched for Jesus with love, faith and trust and were blessed at the end. also were other men like Elijah, Abraham, isaac, Isaiah, etc who sought for the lord and were forever blessed. The star was a significant sign which teaches us to always trust and have faith in the Lord.

  43. Amen to your prophetic prayer ma’am, may the euphoria of this season never cease in our lives and may the Almighty grant us the grace, the enthusiasm to seek the Lord with faith and love just as the wise men did.

  44. Powerful Christmas message that tells us what Christmas is all about. The magic of Christmas is not in the presents but in his presence.

  45. A powerful Christmas message that tells us what Christmas is all about. The magic of Christmas is not in the presents but in his presence.

  46. A very powerful Christmas message that teaches us and tells us what Christmas is all about. The magic of Christmas is not in the present but in his presence

  47. Thank you ma for sharing this word of God with us and reminding us that if we find Jesus we will be complete, we will find hope, grace and be relieved from our burdens.

  48. Prayer is the master key. I pray that the Holy Spirit will always lead me to encounter my blessings. Thanks alot Ma and may God always bless you for your prayers and good thoughts towards us

  49. Thank you ma, for this message. As you guide people through the good path, may God also lead you in that direction

  50. Just as God led the 3wise men go their heart desires so shall the lord lead me during Chritmas to get my own desires too

  51. prayer is the most efficient way of communicating with God. That is a wonderful christmas message. God bless u ma.

  52. They have been kings, or of noble ranks – but for the much we know about them, they are the magi; the three wise men from the East. They traveled as far as Bethlehem to worship a baby. What lessons have we learnt from this story, if not the kingship of Christ, even as a baby. But lo and behold, the wise men proved him beyond that: they gave him three different gifts which proved three different things about Christ: gold to imply he’s a king; frankincense to imply he’s a priest; myrrh to imply his body would never decay – that is, he’s the through son of God sent down to heal the earth and save mankind, as prophesied by the Prophet, Isaiah.

  53. They travelled from far East to Jerusalem, just to behold a new born baby, and worship him. Marvelous! To some, that’s stupid. But let’s look at the the spiritual significance of this journey: it proves that Christ’s priesthood, and His kingship was established, and observed in His first day in the world.

  54. Thank you ma, for this wonderful message. As you made us remember that Christmas is not just time for mere celebrations, but a time to also pray. For prayer is the key to every problems. God bless you ma, for this Christmas package.

  55. Amen! To your prayers Ma
    Christmas is a period that is always memorable to Christians especially the blessings that accompany the nativity or birth of the infant Jesus, though some don’t really know what that means. They see it as a time when they engage in all manner of atrocities. I pray that the stars that led the three wise men to Jesus will always lead us to discover our blessings, potentials and God’s plan in our lives.

  56. We face problems, this problems can be financial, spiritual or health problems, this things cannot be solved with our bare hands but through having faith in Jesus Christ. No matter how difficult this problems are, Jesus can solve it for us.

  57. Just as the three wise men had their Christmas Miracle through Devine direction my Christmas all my life will be filled with miracles signs and wonders because God has a perfect plan for me. MA this post is my assurance of God’s blessings on my life am grateful.

  58. Thanks for the prayer ma, no matter the obstacle that is bound to happen in our pursuit for success, God will see us through in all our endeavours for His birth means salvation to us. We pray unto Him to guild us just like the star that guilded the three men to Christ.

  59. The greatest gift ever is the death of his son on the cross for the sins of all. I’m always saved anytime I remember that.
    Thank you ma

  60. As God the father has given the three wise men direction by using star ,may he direct our day to day activities ,no matter the obstacle on our way as Harold was their obstacle at the first place, maybe tackled through his divine direction.

  61. Amen. May the blessedness and righteousness of our heavenly father abide with us now and forever amen.

  62. I pray that Christmas will bring a nice thing in my life. I pray that the star that led the three wise men to Jesus will also lead me to my own destination.

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