At least 80% of the prayer requests we receive here at Christianityworks ask us to pray for people’s families. Please pray for my son, or my wife, or my daughter or my husband, or my aunty, or my cousins, or….
That tells me something. It tells me that people care deeply about their families. As difficult and as strife torn as many families are, they really matter to us.
Christmas is a time of celebration, of joy, of rest and of peace. At least that’s how the script goes. But sadly for many, it’s a time of loss and of loneliness. Some will spend their very first Christmas having lost a loved one. Others will live through the annual statistical spike in domestic violence and family breakdown known as the “festive season”. And others still, will carry heavy burdens into Christmas.