Welcome to the Christmas Prayer Walk!
are so excited that you came. Tonight’s
journey is a special time in history, the birth of Jesus Christ! You will be a part of the story of Christmas
as you journey through the Christmas Prayer Walk. Some things to remember as you travel
-The prayer walk is designed for you to take your time. There is no rush to move from one STEP to the next. If the person ahead of you is taking longer than you want to, feel free to move on to the next STEP, you are not obligated to follow in a line.
-Please keep talking to a minimum. The prayer walk is designed for you to enjoy as an experience between you and God. If you came with someone, you may take the journey together but it is encouraged that you do this individually.
-Enjoy your journey! Take a moment now to pray and ask God to reveal Himself in the Christmas Prayer Walk to you.
Now it’s time to begin! Please start by going out to the Patio where you will be taken back in time to the Fields where the shepherds first heard of the Savior’s birth.
That night some shepherds were in the fields outside the village, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terribly frightened, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news of great joy for everyone! The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born tonight in
You are one of the shepherds in the fields tonight.
Think of what would be
going through your mind as you hear the good
news of the birth of Jesus!
How do you
How do you feel?
Would you have gone to Bethlehem?
"All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, but Mary quietly treasured these things in her heart and thought about them often. The shepherds went back to their fields and flocks, glorifying and praising God for what the angels had told them, and because they had seen the child, just as the angel had said."
It all began at the manger.
There was no room for Jesus in the Inn. Pray that there will always be room in your heart for Jesus to lead your life and change you for His glory.
How do you feel about Jesus
being born in a manger?
What do you think Mary was feeling that night?
When you are finished, enter the Rock Ranch Inn for Step 3.
God in the Flesh
"The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us."
Turn your focus on what
it means for the eternal God to become a man.
Think about what it means that Jesus once wore sandals like these, just like any of us might have.
The God who created the world stepped into an ordinary human body.
Take time to meditate
on the mystery, majesty, and humility of Jesus,
the Son of God.
"Then it was time for the purification offering, as required by the law of Moses after the birth of a child; so his parents took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord.” Luke 2:22
The Scriptures say that Mary and Joseph offered two turtle doves, similar to the birds you see now. This sacrifice was an offering for purification.
What things in your life need to be purified?
What do you bring to
Jesus as an offering tonight?
Have you offered your time?
kept His promise to Simeon. He promised that Simeon would see the
Savior before he died. God always keeps His promises.
In the corner you will find a list of promises that God keeps.
has God been faithful to you? Thank Him for His faithfulness and ask
Him to help you be like Him and be His faithful follower.
About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We have seen his star as it arose, and we have come to worship him.” Herod was deeply disturbed by their question, as was all of
What gifts has God given you to bring to Him?
Are you using your gifts for His glory or your own?
the provided butcher paper, tell God how thankful you are for these gifts
and how you will use them for His purposes.
as we take communion we want to remember that Jesus was
born to die for our sins.
a piece of bread and eat it as Jesus did.
As you’re eating, think of how Jesus is the Anointed One whose body was
broken for you and thank Him.
Thank God the Father for sending His Son to die for you.
a cup of grape juice and drink it.
As you do, remember that Jesus chose to bear the agony of the cross - to drink the cup - to save you.
Is there a cup that the
Father is asking you to drink?
Is there something that you need to pray the prayer of Gethsemane for:
“Yet not as I will, but as You will?”
Grab a candle to light during the song O Holy Night.
Light your candle to show the light of God in you.
that God will use you in an effective way and that even this week,
He would bring someone in your path that you can invite into a relationship with Jesus by sharing your testimony!
Thank you for coming tonight!
May His goodness shine on you as you go and tell others of the wonderful things He has done in your life!