Weekly Watch Focus One:
The Advent: Prepare to Celebrate Christ's Birth
Friday, December 4, 2015; Let us focus on preparing our hearts to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, as God’s people wait for the return of Christ in glory. The prophets Anna and Simeon symbolize the prayerful expectation for the coming of the Messiah. We look back upon Christ’s coming in celebration, while we look forward in eager anticipation to the coming of Christ’s kingdom.
This Christmas season, pray that the nations will be touched by His coming and His presence. May this season be filled with His Presence, bringing refreshing, healing and hope to each family and church. May we who have received His light bring that light to others around us. Let us be refreshed and energized to bring hope and help to the poor, the homeless, the oppressed and the suffering.
Let us hold up in prayer the refugees, and the victims of violence as a result of the terror of Islamic Jihadism in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Nigeria and other nations. Pray for the many Christian organizations giving assistance to all the victims. Pray for the officials, that they have wisdom in helping the refugees flooding in from the Middle East and other countries. May all sitting in darkness receive the wonderful light of Jesus.
Isa. 9:6-7, “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”
Mat. 4:16, “The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.”
Mat. 25:40, “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’”
John 3:16, Luke 2:10, 2 Cor. 9:15, Luke 2:14, Prov. 19:17
Weekly Watch Focus Two:
Pray for the San Bernardino Tragedy
Pray for the families devastated by the massacre in San Bernardino. Pray for the wounded and their recovery. Pray for safety in all key cities, airports, and places where people gather during this Holiday season. Pray for law enforcement agencies - that God would expose the plans of Islamic Jihadist planning violence across America and other nations they have threatened to terrorize.
Ps. 91:11, “For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.”
Ps. 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
Eph. 6:12, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”