A Different Christmas

Matthew 5:4 

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

 This year has been a big one for my family, actually come to think of it the last couple of years has been a challenge. Nevertheless, I know that I am not the only one who has lost a loved one and has experienced the birth of a new sort of Christmas holiday. The sort of holiday where our loved one is no longer around.

I won’t make this a lengthy post, other than I wish to pray for all of you who are mourning the loss of someone you love.

Dear Father,

I pray for these women, these mothers, these daughters, these wives, these sisters, these aunts, these grandmothers, these cousins, and these friends. I pray a special blanket of protection over them this year, that You might comfort them during this special holiday, that You guide them with Your staff of righteousness and that You lead them through a dark valley.

I pray that You hold them safely in Your arms as they take a moment to let the walls down, whether that’s having a good cry in the shower, or in the arms of a loved one, or finally giving in to whatever emotion that they have been holding in to appear strong. You know each and every one of their hearts, I know this….and I know that You are a God of amazing comfort. That You have knit each of these people together and You know their deepest desires and their deepest pains Father, and that by Your Holy Spirit, they can be strengthened to endure. That they can be wrapped in Your abiding love, and that You will accept them if they are hurting, if they have anger that they’ve been holding on to, or if they feel that You have long forgotten them. I pray Father, that Your love become a tangible experience for these women this year. That You inspire people to speak into their lives with words of comfort, or that Your Holy Word, just jump off the pages and speak directly to their hearts. Most of all, I thank you Jesus, for dying so that we might live.

I pray these things in Jesus Name, Amen

 

Psalm 73:26

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Love, D

 

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