December 28 Prayer
Anna, a prophet
Widowed and old
never left the place of worship and prayer
Blessed and happy was she
Longing to see the promises fulfilled
She carried with her the generations that came before
Her family came from the line of Asher which means happy and gladness
An olive tree is their symbol
Holding out a branch of hope to the world.
To those who seek redemption and justice,
Deliverance from fear and destruction
She prays all day and night until He appears,
as the young Jesus,
Pause here to pray
and wonder what Anna felt as she recognized Christ in the small child.
‘Lord, strengthen our feeble hearts that are torn by the world's heaviness and worries.
We cry out to you and seek what is right to come forth in all that is wrong in our world.
We feel the sorrow of those that have been treated badly and have suffered for generations.
And we feel the gladness and nearness of your coming now.
What the enemy means for evil will not succeed!
Give us the courage and faith to pray and lay down our gifts like Anna and the wise men,
for the young that will rise up to replace us.
May we bless them and gladly share with them all that we know about the rule and reign of Jesus.
Bless the young with wisdom and strength, courage and hope over any fear.
Let us speak out boldly to those who are seeking and call out the promise that is within them.
That the world would know there is another kingdom greater than what we see now that will last forever.’
May your peace rule and reign in us we pray