*Pastor’s Note: You know that during the Holiday Seasons, and especially during the Christmas Season there are many who start to suffer from fears, doubts, worries and even regrets; yet this is a time when peace and joy should be flooding their hearts and minds.
My dear Brother-in-Christ, Evangelist Steven Ray Ferguson posted this prayer on social media about a week ago and it so struck me because so many ARE struggling in their minds. Read this prayer and take it to heart. Our Heavenly Father knows your concerns and your needs even before you can speak them, yet all He desires is that relationship with you that draws you near to Him. God to Him and especially during this season and I guarantee you that the peace and joy that passes all our understanding and comprehension will be yours! God Bless as you draw near to the Father through His gift, the Son, Jesus Christ!
Most Gracious Heavenly Father;
Encircle my mind. I have so many worries, doubts, fears and regrets to sift through. Please bring stillness and calm, remind me that you hold all these things for me and took them to the cross so that I might have peace. Encircle my heart, for I am wounded, broken-hearted and empty. Please bring a new fullness, pour in your unconditional and extravagant love so that I might know new restoration and healing.
Encircle my soul, surround the heaviness of doubt, the weight of the burdens I carry and the ties that bind. With your presence, fill my soul with heavens light, with eternal promises and new faith. Encircle my body, for I am tired, worn down with ailments and in need of deep restoration. Come with power, that I might emerge refreshed and ready to walk again.
Encircle me Lord. Encircle my whole being – mind, heart, soul and body. Lord, I need you so.
In Jesus Name, Amen!
Evangelist Steven Ray Ferguson, Facebook Page