Lord we come to you this auspicious day set aside to commemorate your birth. We thank you Lord for laying aside your divinity and taking on humanity in order to redeem mankind. As it has been said let us make room in our hearts for Christ to be birthed in us. As the song says "let every heart, prepare Him room" Let the light of the world illuminate the darkness in our lives this Christmas and always. Let us make you welcome in our lives. Father, as we see the darkness envelop the earth this year, we pray that your Spirit will hover over the darkness and that you would speak light into being. We take this time to plead the blood of Jesus as a shield of protection around us. We pray that no weapon formed against us will prosper. Protect us from sickness and disease and from every calamity the enemy throws at us. We take up the shield of faith to quench the fiery darts of the enemy. We ask for your protection over our lives in these last days. We enthroned you King and Lord over our lives, our families, our neighborhoods and our countries. We pray this in Jesus name. Amen.