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December 24 – Noon


Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

(Nehemiah 8:10)


Dear God,

You are the source of our strength and joy. In times of sorrow and struggle, You are our refuge and comfort. We thank You for the promise in this verse that the joy of the Lord is our strength. Help us to always look to You for the strength we need to face the challenges of each day. May Your joy fill our hearts and give us renewed energy and courage to overcome any obstacles that come our way.

We pray that You would fill us with Your joy, Lord, so that we may be a light to those around us. Help us to spread Your joy and hope to those who are feeling despondent and weary. May we be a living testimony to the strength and joy that comes from knowing and trusting in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.