Father God, at this precious season, your children want to celebrate the joy of the gift you gave us, your son to pay the price for our biggest need.
But many families are filled with heartache at this time of year, for sorrow and loss, for terrifying disease, with many fears and uncertainties.
Thank you, Father, that you are the God who cares about our daily sorrows, who comforts our hearts in ways our minds do not understand. Lord, please wipe our tears this Christmas.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34: 18
But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. Lamentations 3:21-23
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46: 1
As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; Psalm 103: 13