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The Birth of Jesus Christ: Luke 2:1-20

Luke 2:1-20 ESV

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed,[b] who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

The Shepherds and the Angels

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”[c]

15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

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Winter Solstice 2014, December 21.

It is the shortest day and longest night of the year.

Winter Solstice 2014: What is it – and why will mornings carry on getting darker?

Everything you need to know: December solstice 2014

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NYC Police Officers Ambushed, Shot Dead in Brooklyn.

You race baiters, are you elated now? Sharpton, Obama?

Please stop this madness. May their families be comforted, prayers for peace.

‘Blood on Many Hands’: Police union president slams De Blasio after cops’ killing

VIDEO: NYPD officers turn away from Mayor de Blasio as he enters police presser for murdered cops

Rudy Giuliani: 2 NYC Cops Were Killed Because Obama Told Everyone To ‘Hate The Police’

Black Muslim Who Quoted Koran Murders 2 NYPD Cops as “Revenge for Garner”

12/13/2014 – “Million Marchers” in Murray Hill neighborhood of NYC chant: “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!”

 

 

 

 

 

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Jesus, a Source of Guidance: Jeremiah 29:11-131 Peter 5:6-9 (ESV).

Jeremiah 29:11-13

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

Peter 5:6-9

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith

 

Absolute and all knowing God,
Nothing is hidden from Your sight.
In the prescience since the beginning.
God, our Father, My son is seeking your divine help and guidance as he looks for suitable employment. He is grateful for the job he has now but needs your knowledge to direct him to another job to serve you. He needs your wisdom to guide his footsteps along the right path, and to lead him to find the proper things to say and do in this quest. He wishes to use the gifts and talents you have given him, but he needs the opportunity to do so with gainful employment that is appreciated. Do not abandon him, dear Father, in this search, but rather grant him this favor he seeks so that he may return to you with praise and thanksgiving for your gracious assistance. Grant this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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NFL Philadelphia Eagles Turnovers Bring Dallas A Win 38-27.

But why was my Gov. Chris Christie sitting with Jerry Jones in his box at the Linc?  I know the Jersey divide, south of Exit 6 on TP is Eagles and north is Giants but really, Cowboys? Impeachment now~!

I fell asleep before the game.  I woke up right at post game.  Glad I did not view a game for 3 hours to watch them lose. I had a that gut feeling all day that it wasn’t going to go the Birds way.

Social media erupts after Gov. Christie celebrates Cowboys win in Philly Read More: Social Media Erupts Over Gov. Chris Christie at Eagles Game

Eagles-Cowboys Final Score: 10 things learned from Philadelphia’s huge loss to Dallas

 

 

 

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Healing Prayer of Command

Precious Lord Jesus, you came into the world to heal our infirmities and endure our sufferings. You went about healing all who were sick and bringing comfort to those in pain. By a simple command you rebuked Peter’s mother-in-law’s fever. You spoke directly to the illness, condemned it for its actions and commanded it to leave her body.

In the same way, Lord, you have called all of your disciples to follow your example. You have given us power over all the works of the enemy and sent us forth to make disciples of all nations. In the healing tradition of the church, and through my obedience to your written Word, I hereby take authority over all forms of sickness and disease that have attacked my health.

In the name of Jesus, under the power and authority of the Lord God Almighty, I command all forms of demonic illness to leave my body now and go straight to the feet of Jesus Christ. Your assignment and influences are over. I rebuke all pain in the name of Jesus, and I command it to get out of my body now. I rebuke all spirits of infirmity, nerve disorder, lung disorder, brain disorder, heart disease, AIDS, cancer, hypochondria, fatigue, anorexia, leukemia, arthritis, tumors, abnormal growths, diabetes and all other forms of sickness to leave my body now in the name of Jesus.

Lord Jesus, I thank you for your healing power. I ask you to send forth your ministering, medical and surgical angels, to repair and restore any damage that was caused in my body by the presence of sin, sickness or demonically influenced infirmities. I ask that you send forth your Holy Spirit and fill me with your love, light, peace and joy. Come Holy Spirit and transform me into the child of God that you intended me to be.

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Immaculate Conception, December 8.

Celebrating God’s preservation of the Blessed Virgin Mary from Original Sin

Prayer to the Blessed Mother.

O most pure heart of Mary, full of goodness, show your love towards us. Let the flame of your heart, O Mary, descend on all people. We love you immensely. Impress on our hearts true love so that we may long for you. O Mary, gentle and humble of heart, remember us when we sin. You know that all people sin. Grant that through your most pure and motherly heart, we may be healed from every spiritual sickness. Grant that we may always experience the goodness of your motherly heart, and that through the flame of your heart we may be converted. Amen.

O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, did prepare a worthy dwelling place for thy Son, we beseech thee that, as by the foreseen death of this, thy Son, thou didst preserve her from all stain, so too thou wouldst permit us, purified through her intercession, to come unto thee. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, who livest and reignest with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

The Immaculate Conception: 8 things to know and share

Development of the Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception:

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

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