Make My Heart YOUR Manger this year!

This Advent, LORD, come to the manger of my heart. Fill me with Your presence from the very start. As I prepare for the holidays and gifts to be given, Remind me of the gift You gave when You sent Your Son from Heaven.

The first Christmas gift was the greatest gift ever. You came as a baby born in a manger, waiting to be opened, to reveal Your love to me. Awaken in me the wonder which came with Jesus’ birth, Immanuel, God with us, Your presence came that night.

And when angels announced, “Into your darkness, God brings His Light.” “Do not be afraid,” to shepherds in the field, speak to my heart today, LORD, and help me to yield. Make me like those shepherd boys, obedient to Your call. Setting distractions and worries aside, to You I surrender them all. Surround me with Your presence, Lord, I long to hear Your voice.

Clear my mind of countless concerns and all the holiday noise. Slow me down this Christmas, let me not be in a rush. In the midst of parties and planning, I want to feel Your hush. This Christmas, Jesus, come to the manger of my heart. Invade my soul like Bethlehem, bring peace to every part. Dwell within and around me, as I unwrap Your presence each and every day. Keep me close to You, Lord because I pray this prayer in the strong and mighty name of Jesus. Amen.