Prayer Summary for December 16

Annie shared…

Last Christmas I was up at three in the morning and having a nice time with the Lord and He gave me this song.

Lord, it’s Christmas again
Lots of music, lots of singing, laughter and friends
But there is another song I hear in the midnight still and clear
It’s a song that calls for You to come again
It’s the sound of little children crying
It’s the tears of the desperate and the dying
All the ones You came to redeem and save
Lord, we need You now more than yesterday

Emmanuel, our God is with us
Emmanuel, now You live within us
So let Your glory shine in this heart of mine
Come and live in me around that Christmas tree (2X)

Come and love through me,
Come and give through me around that Christmas tree
Emmanuel, now our God is with us
Emmanuel, hallelujah, You’ve come to live in us
So let Your glory shine in this heart of mine
Come and live in me around that Christmas tree
Come live in us, come and pray through us,
Come and have Your way in us around the Christmas tree

I asked the Lord what I would call that song and He said, “Prayer of an Elf.” At Christmas time, don’t you kind of feel like an elf? You’re so busy giving. So, if I was an elf, which that’s what I feel like at Christmas a lot of the time, that’s what I would be praying.


Taking our seats in heavenly places and calling the things that are not as though they were
Speaking to mountains and seeing them tossed in the sea
Low places – praying them up and smoothing them out
Thank You, Father, for the authority You have given us
Bringing change to others we come in contact with everyday
Thank you, Father, for the power of the blood
That same power that raised Jesus from the dead

Scripture focus…

By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.

There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!

Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.

Now that we are set right with God by means of this sacrificial death, the consummate blood sacrifice, there is no longer a question of being at odds with God in any way. If, when we were at our worst, we were put on friendly terms with God by the sacrificial death of his Son, now that we’re at our best, just think of how our lives will expand and deepen by means of his resurrection life! Now that we have actually received this amazing friendship with God, we are no longer content to simply say it in plodding prose. We sing and shout our praises to God through Jesus, the Messiah! Romans 5:1–11 (The Message)

Continued praying…

You have made us and You transform us every day
You made us right then so You can make us right now
Thank You for the precious power of the blood
Your blood has made a way for us today

Annie led in singing about the blood…

He turns His anger away
Glory, glory to God in the highest
And peace on earth, shalom to all men
Nothing missing or broken again
Because of His Son, His Holy One
In this glorious place, He came to give to us mercy and grace
Son of David, Son of Man
Yet His blood was the blood of a pure and spotless Lamb
Holy blood shed for us, spotless blood, precious blood
Holy, holy, holy blood
We declare and apply holy blood here and there
We apply holy blood everywhere
It’s clean and pure and spotless and full of power
Washed and made clean
We are clean now, made holy, full of power now, full of glory
Only by His blood, precious, precious, precious poured out for us
So very precious, precious, precious poured out for us
The only blood that was holy and pure was given for us


Each and every one, the blood of the Lamb makes their way
Applying the blood!
By the blood we declare breakthrough there
Declaring that way is clear, open for the greater, the new
New illuminations and new connections pouring forth
Right now! Ohhhh!
New positions—greater authority
Greater strength—Spirit of seeing and Spirit of hearing
New paradigms! Ha, ha, ha!
Restored, renewed, re-equipped, and restarted
Look and see and receive more in these days!
We see it! We believe it, and we receive it all in Jesus’ name
Opening up our eyes to see it all in Jesus’ name
Glorious days, wondrous days, beautiful times, and safe ways because of the blood
Thank You, Lord, for Your precious blood that You gave for us
Your blood washes, washes, washes us
It’s flowing and washing wherever it goes when we speak and pray
Thank you, Father, for this day and we call it blessed in Jesus’ name

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