Dear Lord. We thank You this Christmas that we again can look to the baby born in the manger and acknowledge that You, God, took on human form and came and lived among us. As we look at the events of that first Christmas, may we also be reminded that Your journey on earth would last 33 years and ended in Your death so that we can ALL be forgiven. But death would not have ultimate victory because three days later You took back Your own life and became the « first born among the dead. »
As we celebrate Christmas, may it be a time for the MLA’s of British Columbia to truly experience You. May You comfort those who have lost a loved one this past year and whose first Christmas without them will be a difficult one.
Lord, we pray a blessing upon our province and all of its residents. May they come to the realization that You desire that they have peace and that true peace only comes by having You in their lives. May You heal the broken-hearted; may the poor know Your good news; may those who are blind be able to see; may those who are prisoners be shown the freedom in Jesus and may the oppressed be set free.
Lord, this Christmas may Your light shine through us and may the world see it. In Jesus’ name, we pray. AMEN!