Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you. May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones. (1 Thessalonians 3:11-13)

As Paul expresses in this effusive prayer springing up out of nowhere in his letter to the Thessalonians, may love abound. Our celebration of Christmas differs from the secular day of red and green. We celebrate the greatest love, that of the Father giving us His Son out of his mercy. Pray that this same love for others causes you to burst into prayer midday for the lost that surround us. Pray that our hearts might be so attuned to the broken heart of God that we seek holiness for those that He seeks holiness from.

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