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60 Days of Prayer

60 Days of Prayer December 2019/January 2020

Each issue of 60 Days of Prayer is filled with reflections and prayers that will help quiet your mind and prepare your heart for prayer.

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When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. LUKE 2:17-19 (NIV) CHRISTMAS IS COMING! The most beautiful time of the year when we open our hearts to the joy of the season. In Luke 2:19, all who heard of Christ’s birth were amazed, but “Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” I imagine Mary overjoyed and overwhelmed by the miracle of His birth and taking time to fully comprehend the amazing blessing bestowed upon the world. I hope the Bible verses, reflections and prayers in this issue will help you ponder…

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trust him more

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. PROVERBS 3:5-6 (NIV) SOMETIMES LIFE’S CHALLENGES leave you doubtful about your future; in the worst cases you may even question your faith. During difficult times, when you feel as if God has let you down, turn to this verse. Read it slowly and take His Word deeply into your heart. Lord, I need help letting go of my disappointment. I trust Your plan and know that You bring victory in my life. REFLECTIONS…

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your guardian angel

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. PSALM 91:11 (NIV) A STUDY SOME years ago showed that more than half of Americans believe they had been helped by a guardian angel. Do you believe God’s messengers protect and help you? Think about the above Scripture and reflect on your life. Can you name a time when you felt guided or protected in mysterious and comforting ways? Heavenly Father, thank You and Your messengers for guarding, guiding and showering me with Your heavenly care. REFLECTIONS…

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experience the joy

Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy... PSALM 47:1 (NIV) FEEL THE JOY of Christmas by spending more time with God. Carve out prayerful moments while on your daily walk, preparing dinner or right before bed. The more you make time for His presence, the more joy enters your heart. It might sound too easy but all you need to do is receive His joy and blessings. Father Almighty, I am devoted to nurturing Your presence in my life. Fill me with Your love and joy. REFLECTIONS…

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no comparisons

If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load. GALATIANS 6:3-5 (NIV) IF YOU SPEND time on social media and see idealized photographs and posts of others, it’s easy to fall into the trap of comparing and feeling as if you’re not good enough. God wants you to know that you are special—exactly as He created you. Your family, your home, everything you are is not only good enough, it is perfect in His eyes. Father God, when I look down on myself and feel that I am not good enough, direct my attention where it belongs, looking up to…