I cannot believe it is almost time for Christmas again! Even though it is only November you know as any good mama does that the holiday shopping season has officially started. Game on!
It gets tricky trying to preserve the sacredness of the season while running around like chickens without going broke. I can’t say that I’ve mastered any of it. But, I’ve got a little prayer tip, and it involves straw.
I’ve decided that for the next several weeks, I will add straw to my prayer journal. I am hoping that in my time of prayer I can concentrate on it with the thought of keeping Christmas as simple and humble as a manger in a stable.
God, may I focus on You! May I not give way to materialism. Help me, Lord!
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.” Luke 1:46-55
Happy Prayer Journaling!
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Award-winning author Gina Duke is a wife and mom who loves sharing the gift of creative structured prayer journaling. You may also follow her on Twitter and Instagram @TheGinaDuke.