Our Christmas Prayer Over You

Our Christmas Prayer Over You

Dear Friends,

May I share our most sincere love and appreciation for you with a warm and thoughtful “Merry Christmas!” This marvelous season overflows with sights, sounds, friends, and family, reminding us of God’s goodness, greatness, and glory in our lives. We pray for God’s glory to miraculously operate in every area of your life and ministry!

I am reminded of Isaiah 60 which proclaims, “the glory of the Lord is risen upon you!” This powerful declaration which brings our thoughts to the precious birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, echoes throughout the centuries as a reminder of how God’s glory is forever penetrating and changing our lives.

Let’s briefly consider the full text. “Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.” The resulting evidence of God’s glory in our lives is demonstrated throughout this world as we ARISE and SHINE! Yet, what exactly does that mean? We can examine this through the AMPLIFIED translation. “Arise from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you–rise to a new life! Shine, be radiant with the glory of the Lord!”

Circumstances in your life may have held you down. You may have felt as though the weight of the world has been resting on your shoulders. Nevertheless, that weight can be lifted! Celebrate Christ’s birth with a NEW LIFE! ARISE out of that depression and above those circumstances! Christ Jesus has been born and the glory of the Lord is upon you as you enter into a relationship with Him as your Savior!

Alisa and I pray for you to ARISE above where circumstance may have kept you and into a new life this Christmas season!

May you be richly blessed and may God’s glory be upon you.

-Pastor Gary R. & Alisa J. Linn

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What’s the BIG DEAL about Christmas?’ is a marvelously exciting lesson for your kids with a powerful teaching that brings your kids face-to-face with their own life-changing Christmas choice for a new life in Jesus, freed from the power and harm of sin!

What Do You Like About Christmas?’ is a clever easy-to-do Gospel Magic lesson that presents the greatest reason we celebrate Christmas!

Born to Completely Save‘ creates a beautiful paper poinsettia to lead children in understanding the fuller meaning of Christ’s birth and God’s gift of salvation.

Signs of the Season‘ is a creative spin-off of ‘Wheel of Fortune’ with 20 rounds of puzzles to solve!

Christmas Concentration‘ features 20 Rebus-style puzzles to solve…. and it is FREE right now with any other lesson or game from CMTM!