More Presents? Or More Presence?

Want more presents this Christmas?

Or more presence?

Offer your presence through prayer. You’ll connect more with others and plug in to God’s presence, too.

Want more presence? Through prayer

Betty and I walked together past the tables of free food, putting this or that in her cart. We made small talk.

Until the car. We loaded her groceries in the trunk and I asked Betty how I could pray for her. This is the moment it usually happens. This is when people get real. Get personal.

Tears bubbled up in Betty’s eyes. And she told me about her daughter. She was back on the streets. Betty didn’t know where. Her heart was breaking. She wanted prayers.

What do we want God to do? This question connects us to each other.

Read the rest here: “Want to Be Present? Plug in with Prayer”

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Who do you need to pray for?

I’m writing today at Do Not Depart for our #ChristmasPresence series. Will you join me there?

8 thoughts on “More Presents? Or More Presence?

  1. Michele Morin

    Hardly anyone will say no when we offer to pray for them.
    It’s such a simple thing really, but it seems so intensely personal that I sometimes chicken out.
    Thanks for sharing your story — it truly motivates me.

  2. faith

    Oh I have not been to visit your blog in forever! I recently wrote about this very thing too! And a new Xmas decor wall hanging is near our tree which says The Magic of Christmas is not in the presents, but in His Presence.

    Excellent post!!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. BettieG

    Dear Lisa,
    These are such beautiful thoughts about looking for the Presence of Christ as we are in the presence of others! He does come to dwell when 2 or 3 are gathered in His name–what a gift to share with others. Even in the midst of these hectic days, surely we can take a few moments and pause to pray with those God sets in our path. Blessings to you!

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