Nativity Devotion, December 13: Something Has to Change

Nativity Devotion, December 13: Something Has to Change

And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. Luke 2:20   Good morning Prayer Team! I wonder if there was a moment when the shepherds, after all that they had heard and seen, sat down and said...

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Nativity Devotion, December 12: I Need to Think About This

Nativity Devotion, December 12: I Need to Think About This

But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart.  Luke 2:19   Good morning Prayer Team! I read in a book recently that saying “I’m busy” is akin to saying “I’m alive.”  Who, after all, is NOT busy these days?  Many of us even say that we are...

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Nativity Devotion, December 11: What Will People Say?

Nativity Devotion, December 11: What Will People Say?

And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. Luke 2:18   Good morning Prayer Team! The shepherds heard the message, they went and witnessed the Baby Jesus with their own eyes, and then they told others what they had heard.  And all who heard what the...

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Nativity Devotion, December 10: Let’s Talk About It

Nativity Devotion, December 10: Let’s Talk About It

    And when they saw it they made known the saying which had been told them concerning this child.  Luke 2:17   Good morning Prayer Team! One of the most boisterous carols of the Christmas season is called “Go Tell It on the Mountain:” Go tell it on the...

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Nativity Devotion, December 9: Today!

Nativity Devotion, December 9: Today!

  And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph and babe lying in a manger. Luke 2:16   Good morning Prayer Team! The shepherds looked at each other, mulled over what to do, and decided that not only they had to go see what the angels were talking...

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Nativity Devotion, December 8: Did You Hear or Do?

Nativity Devotion, December 8: Did You Hear or Do?

  When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”   Luke 2:15   Good morning Prayer Team! Can you imagine if, after the...

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Nativity Devotion, December 7: Peace Is Not for Everyone

Nativity Devotion, December 7: Peace Is Not for Everyone

   “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased!”  Luke 2:14   Good morning Prayer Team! Most of us are familiar with the hymn of the Angels at the Nativity.  Most often we remember it as “Glory to God in the...

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Nativity Devotion, December 6: What is Peace?

Nativity Devotion, December 6: What is Peace?

  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased!”  Luke 2:13-14   Good morning Prayer Team! What is peace?  I’m sure if you polled...

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Nativity Devotion, December 5: Praising God

Nativity Devotion, December 5: Praising God

  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God.  Luke 2:13   Good morning Prayer Team! There are four elements that should comprise a prayer: Praise, Thanksgiving, Confession and Supplication.  Most of us are familiar with the supplication part.  Many prayers include supplication...

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Nativity Devotion, December 4: The Angels

Nativity Devotion, December 4: The Angels

     And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God.  Luke 2:13    Good morning Prayer Team! Who are the angels? They figure very prominently in the Nativity story.  And they are mentioned sporadically throughout the Bible. In Genesis 3, after the Fall...

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