The Christmas Gift

About 2000 years ago in Nazareth, Galilee, there lived a young girl named Mary. Mary’s parents had decided that she would marry a man called Joseph, but one day an angel appeared to her. She was terrified because she had never seen an angel before. He said to her, “Do not be afraid. You have…

Prayer of repentance

Prayer for New Zealand. Father in Heaven, won’t you please grant repentance to this nation. Would your people, who are called by your name, humble themselves and turn and pray. (2 Chronicles 7:14) Might you make justice the line, and righteousness the plumb line; (Isaiah 28:17) and cause and hail will sweep away the refuge…