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Christmas prayers

Sun, 16 December 2012 18:37
by Bishop W. Abrahams
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Today, I know many of us are traveling to our loved ones and we are so excited and happy to be united with our families.
To those who have lost loved ones this year, I speak favour, strength and abundant grace of God upon you.  This will be a time of drawing closer to God.

This column is dedicated to every Namibian, and I trust that when you read this prayer you will see a mighty change and transformation in your life not because I have written this, but because it is the unfailing and unedited powerful word of Almighty God.
In our text today we read about a man called "Jabez" he was born a struggling young man. He was a disenfranchised person. He lived and grew up in a middle class, but it did not matter because he knew the power of prayer; he knew that God has not forgotten him.

He made a simple prayer and God heard him. He did what a child does, put faith in God and believed that as he asked his request will be granted. We must also have that kind of faith, to know that God is on our side and we are not a forgotten nation.

Today, I pray that our Father in heaven pour out the Spirit of grace, supplication,  faith,  Love, might, joy, prophecy, wisdom and the spirit of revelation upon the Namibian nation, during this festive season.
I pray that we will record no accidents and deaths on our roads.
I pray that all who are traveling on our roads, by car, bus, kombi, and train,   will all arrive safe, and enjoy their Christmas holiday season with their families.
I pray that all persons driving under the influence of alcohol will be brought to book. I pray that the young people of our nation to become more responsible, not victims of crime, and Lustful behaviour, but respectable and accountable citizens during this season. I pray that the abuse and trafficking of drugs  will cease.
I know many people in Namibia are praying with us as we stand together unified in the spirit and believe God as Jabez did.
Jabez’s prayer became a reality because he was concerned about his current condition, his progress in life, his future, his destiny, and that is exactly what drives me to write this column today.
 I am very concerned about the deaths on our roads this time, I the irresponsibility of certain drivers and individuals on our roads, our future and our destiny as a nation as we see too many innocent lives taken every year on our roads.
So I declare as Jabez, "Lord bless Namibia over this December/ January holidays" may the Namibian media news  have no news on deaths , not because they cannot reach the people, but because there will be no news to record and report on.
I pray this simple prayer in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I pray that all our traffic officers and police men and women who will be on duty to be alert and fresh to serve and monitor all motorist on our roads in Jesus name.
Now, some of you might think this cannot happen, if that be the case then the prayer of Jabez did not happen, because the bible says (Mark 10:27). And Jesus looking upon them saith, with men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

This is the word of God and I believe with all my heart and soul that deaths on our roads can be limited, stopped and eliminated. I believe that we will have an accident free Christmas, and crime free holiday season in the name of Jesus.
Listen to this powerful and awesome blessing prayer from the word of God that I declare and decree over our nation in (Numbers 6:24-27) The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: 25 The Lord makes his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; (Namibia) and I will bless them... (the people of Namibia)
This is my desire, my vision, and my passion for All Namibians during this festive season in Jesus name.

Finally, to all travellers, take care, drive carefully and stay alert on the road, and to those staying at home may you have a crime free, accident free, and death free holiday season in Jesus name. Amen.

Have a blessed and merry Christmas.


Thank you