Holy God, you are all knowing, all seeing. No one knows better than you how the enemy prowls and seeks to destroy. Put up your hedge of protection around those who hear your Christmas story and believe, Father. Don’t let them be the infertile soil in which the seeds of faith cannot grow and prosper. Prepare hearts to know you. Open eyes to see you. Reveal yourself in mighty ways. Guide your servants to tell of your glory. Finish your work of perfecting us all to be more like you. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, the Messiah, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2 KJV)