More than two thousand years ago, a child was born this day (25th December) to a humble couple with noble lineage in the little town of Bethlehem. His birth first proclaimed by the Heavenly Host to lowly shepherds on a hill, this child will one day not only walk on water but came to save us all and our children to come by the Holy Spirit of God. This child from that time, delivered by Mary to our mortal world, will deliver you and me from the Prince of the World. His Name is Jesus the Christ, Immanuel (“God with us”). In His name, as His emissary to Hong Kong, I pray for all who are proud to call themselves Hong Kongers this Christmas Day.
Oh our Lord, Jesus the Christ, You who have walked where the angels of Heaven trod, we celebrate this day when You who are great made Yourself small, coming down to live on Earth in the person of Jesus of Nazareth, only to make the ultimate sacrifice by dying on the Cross to set humanity free from the shackles of sin and death. You gave sight to the blind, You are the one who could calm the storm with Your hand, please hear my plea on behalf of everyone in Hong Kong – who live amidst a dark, evil storm; longing for deliverance – help us through this insidious tempest. When Mary kissed her little baby this day 2000 and more years ago, she had kissed the face of God; so when we look upon our own children’s face, let us see in them Your face and the hope of a future free.
Oh Lord Christ Jesus, let those who are blind in Hong Kong see! Let those who are deaf hear! Heal us all of our inequities and empower us to fight for You in the battle to deliver Hong Kong from China, the embodiment of the dark, evil storm surrounding us: the devilish church of Satan. Let those who are dying in despair or dead to the world live again with Your light of hope! Let those who can no longer walk leap for joy and charge in battle! Let those who were silenced speak again! Let Hong Kongers be able to once again shout Your name in praise!
Christ Jesus, You are the Lord of Creation, the Word of God that made things came to be! You who will rule the nations, Your emissary implore You to lead us as our general and our king to victory come in our war against satanic China! Christ Jesus, You are Heaven’s perfect lamb who was slain for our sakes, yet You are God the Son, one with the great I AM!
I, Your emissary to Hong Kong, pray to You Jesus the Christ in Your name, the one to which all of Creation bow, to hear the cries of us in Hong Kong longing for deliverance from bondage. On this day when we celebrate Your entry to our mortal realm to bridge the irreconcilable gap, pardon all our trespasses we have made against You thus far.