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Prepare the Way


As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
make His paths straight.

Every valley shall be filled,
and every mountain and hill shall be made low,
and the crooked shall become straight,
and the rough places shall become level ways,

and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”  Luke 3:4-6


Preparation for…

The birth of our Lord on Earth

The beauty of the Lord to be magnified

The Breath of Heaven bringing life

The Bread of Life nourishing soul-bones

The Living Water quenching thirst

He is coming!


Prepare the way for I want to be with Him forever and ever.

Don’t you?

Oh, come with me to adore Him.

Let us bring Him our hearts for we need Him so.

Thank you, John, for preparing the way to the King…

the Shepherd…

the Holy Child…

the Door…

the Glory of the Lord…

the Lamb of God…

the Only Begotten Son.


Father, may my heart be prepared for the coming of Your Son.  May my life be lived in the light of my Savior Who will come again for me.  I want this time on earth to be well spent as unto Him.  With anticipation I wait.  I thank You for sending Your Son to meet me in the stable, lying in the manger.  Thank You for bringing the Light of the World to meet me in this world that I may walk in His Light, as I leave the darkness that surrounds.  He is the Messiah and has come to save me from satan and the ways of evil.  Oh, thank You.  You blessed me so by watching over me for all those years when I wandered lost, when I fell down, wanting to stay down, when I cried myself to sleep because I knew You not, yet I knew Who or What I was missing in my life.  I needed Him then, and still need Him now…the Savior, the Lord, the Mighty One.  Yes, I need and I want You.  My heart is prepared to receive the Love that You send.  My heart is prepared to accept You wholly as You bring Yourself to me and to the world.  May more and more seek and find You, Jesus.  I want all to know You, Jesus.  You are the Holy One.  I lift up special people in my life that they will knock at the door only to find their One and Only Savior.  Oh, how I pray this for them.  May they be prepared for the coming of their Savior as well as the end of this world.  In the Name of Jesus, I pray.  Amen. 


“Let Every Heart Prepare” graphic –

second graphic:

“Stepping Stones at Sunset”

25 thoughts on “Prepare the Way

  1. Linda, i love this beautiful post and am agreeing with you in your closing prayer…to know Jesus in a more personal, intimate way…I love Phil. 3:10a Amplified…”For my determined purpose is that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly]” Many blessings to you ❤️


  2. Linda,Such lovely words of inspiration. I’m definitely waiting for my heart to be wrapped in his love this Christmas. I always find meaning in your posts and prayers. Thank you and wishing you a very blessed advent and Christmas season ❤


  3. Linda, I love your beautiful post,and the way you graphically chose the images and even the layout of the words to emphasize the message–all pointing to opening the way to know Jesus more. I am agreeing with you in prayer; I needed this today! Blessings and Hugs!


  4. Linda, your prayer is beautiful. I’m thankful the Lord watched over me when I was lost. I’m even more thankful for all the blessings I have today because of Him. Thank you for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.


  5. I’m so grateful and join with you in gratitude that we know the One Who gives life purpose and meaning!


  6. This is such an awesome, wonderful, worshipful, Christ centered, God glorifying reminder of the gift of Christmas. I think I often forget this, and this is so good sister. ❤


  7. Amen and amen! I’m so glad that God holds us close and stands ready to lift us up even when we don’t acknowledge him. This gives me hope as I see my own children struggle to find their way to Jesus.


  8. Wonderful verses, beautiful pictures, and a great reminder of the significance of what we celebrate this month. Thanks for sharing this with us, Linda.


  9. “Prepare the way I want to be.” There’s a gap sometimes, usually, between where we are and where we want to be. Preparing for the way we want to be is wisdom. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Your neighbor at RaRa linkup. Such a beautiful message! I love the prayer of your heart. It is a prayer that I want to put in the front of my prayer journal and pray each day up through Christmas day. Thank you so much.


  11. Love this message and such a powerful prayer Linda. I could put this in my bible and pray it repeatedly.It is my prayer that my baby brother knows Jesus as his Savior. I thank Jesus for His sacrifice and I pray my brother will know Him intimately and for that I will pray as long as I have breath. Have a fantastic week and a blessed holiday season, dear friend.


  12. I love this, especially that you are so aware of needing him in both past and present and future 🙂


  13. Amen and Amen! I love your heart-prayers, friend. I love your heart. 🙂
    Thank you for continuing to join me in the grace journey at the #GraceMoments Link up.
    Bless you!


  14. Amen and AMEN! Oh, Lord Jesus, come quickly! Thank you for these words and this prayer today. Joining you in preparing the way for Him who we wait for, and continuing to do His work here on earth. Blessings to you!


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