Thank You Father that Your times and seasons are pre-ordained and that in the fullness of time You sent Your only begotten Son to be born of a woman, so that at the appointed hour He could be made sin for our sins - and in so doing become the propitiation for the sins of all mankind.
Thank You that in the eternal council chambers of the almighty Godhead You devised a perfect plan that would save mankind from eternal separation from You, and which required that the eternal Son of the Father became flesh and was conceived and born of a virgin.
Lord, we rejoice at the Christmas story and all the wondrous glory that we see unfolded in the manger scene in the little town of Bethlehem.. and in the fields, while shepherds watched their flocks by night. We glory at the good news of great joy that was proclaimed by the angel of the Lord, and we are amazed to behold a heavenly choir of angelic beings singing,"glory to God in the highest".
We praise Your name for the visit of the wise men from the east and we grieve at the satanic atrocity that was perpetrated by king Herod, on innocent children..but most of all we humbly kneel before Your throne of grace when we understand that the baby lying in a manger must one day be crucified to the cruel cross so that my sins could be forgiven.. Father thank You for sending Jesus to be born so that He could die for my sins.. in His name I pray,
Father, we thank You from our innermost being that You sent Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to be born into a fallen race so that by His perfect life and sacrificial death He might be lifted up on the wooden cross, in the same way that Moses lifted up the bronze serpent in the wilderness - so that all who looked would live.
Thank You Father for the wonderful plan of salvation that You, in Your grace purposed would be the only way that mankind could be saved from His sin - and so in Your grace, You sent Your one and only begotten Son, to be born of a virgin, into the human race - God becoming Man, so that man might be eternally clothed in the righteous garments of God.
Thank You that by His human life and physical death, He was able to reconcile us back to God, forgive us of our sins and break the power of death in the lives of all Who believe on His name.
Thank You that from His unpretentious beginning, where he had nowhere to lay His head - to His lifelong submission of the Father - He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death - even death on a cross. Thank You Father for the birth of My Redeemer and I rejoice in the God of my Saviour, in Whose name I pray,
How we praise and thank You that LOVE in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ came down at Christmas, when the eternal Son of God became Jesus.. the perfect Son of Man, and through Whom the promise of peace was given to men of goodwill - peace WITH God.. to those who trust in the redeeming blood of His Son, and the peace OF God.. for all who are born into the family of God, positioned in Christ and accepted in the Beloved.
Thank You for the example of a life that personifies love with its man tints and hues and thank You that the Person of Jesus Christ is the One that satisfies every need of the human heart.
Father at this special time of the year when we remember that first Christmas day when Your dearly beloved Son was manifested in the flesh in the form of a new-born babe, we pray that His love and His peace may spread abroad into the hearts and minds of many lost and hurting people, who feel themselves unloved and who lack that vital peace WITH God and the incomparable peace OF God within, that surpasses all comprehension.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit grant peace in the hearts of all who are searching for answers, as to emptiness in their lives, this Christmas time. We ask this in the name of Jesus,
Heavenly Father, at this festive season I pray that the real meaning of Christmas will not be missed, and that the precious truth that was given to the shepherd and sung by the angels will become a reality in the hearts and lives of many people this year.
As we prepare for this lovely season of the year and all the joy that it brings with it, help us not to forget that Christ was born for a purpose. And that as we share our gifts one with the other, may we remember the wonderful gift of grace that was sent into the world 2000 years ago.
As we listen to the scripture readings and rejoice over the good news that was proclaimed that holy night, let us not forget to thank You for Your gift of grace in the Person of Christ Jesus, knowing that He was sent to earth so that by believing on Him we could go to heaven.
Thank You Father that in Christ You made all the good and necessary preparation for sinners to be made righteous through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus - by first sending Him at the appointed time to be born into a race of sinners.
May we seek to prepare our hearts for our future heavenly home, knowing that our citizenship is in heaven, and may we spend this Christmas period reflecting on the wonderful truth that Christ Jesus was born into the world to save sinners, like me - for which I praise Your holy name,
Heavenly Father, what an astonishing happening took place on that first Christmas morning when the eternal Son of God was born into the human race as the perfect Son of Man and was clothed in a Body of human flesh.. a body that the Father had prepared for Him, so that He could become our perfect Kinsman-Redeemer and save a lost race of sinners from eternal separation from their Creator.
It staggers the understanding that He should be born to die so that we could be reborn to live. How we praise You Father at the wonder of it all, and we thank You that the good news of great joy which was proclaimed to men on earth, should be that Child Who was born of Mary and the Son Who was given by the Father should be called Jesus - Saviour.
Help me never to lose a child-like wonder of the glory of that first Christmas morning, when my God and Saviour was born to die, for me. I will praise Your name through time and into eternity, for You alone are worthy of all honour and praise - in Jesus name I pray,