Prayer Guide

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

Psalm 139:7-10

December 10, 2017

Tidings of Comfort and Joy
As we continue in the season of Advent, here’s how you can be praying:

Psalm 119: 48-52 “I reach out for your commands, which I love, that I may meditate on your decrees. Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. The arrogant mock me unmercifully, but I do not turn from your law. I remember, Lord, your ancient laws, and I find comfort in them.”

Romans 15:13 “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

• Lord, how grateful we are that you provide comfort in this broken world! Thank you for the gift of your Word. Thank you that we can come together as small groups, prayer teams, staff, and a congregation to dwell on the amazing promises you have set before us.
• We pray for those seeking deep comfort Lord, beyond anything this world can offer them this Holiday season. As we pray for our Church family, would you come in and provide that comfort that only you can provide to those needing it?
• Lord, we also can’t ask enough for Joy! We trust in you to be the constant source of Joy in us when we feel like we just can’t give anymore. It’s tempting this time of year to be hectic beyond tolerable, but because we trust in you, God, let there be overflowing Joy!
• We have great Comfort and Joy in all that is being restored and renewed here at BAC! Thank you Lord for what you are doing! We ask for an ignited passion in our congregation to give back and serve as part of the Body. Call forth leaders and helpers in all needed capacities.

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our Savior
Was born on Christmas Day
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray
Oh tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy”

“It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor” (A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens)





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