12 Days of Christmas Kindness – Day Ten
It’s Day Ten of 12 Days of Christmas Kindness, giving simple and doable ideas for reaching out to others during the Christmas season. If you’re just joining us, catch up on each day here.
For Day Ten, let’s give the gift of prayer!
Text someone who is in a hard spot some old fashioned encouragement. Write out a specific prayer you are praying for them. You could even jot a prayer down on one of the blank Scatter Christmas Kindness cards!
Now for today’s giveaway!!!
Today I’m joined by my friend, and fellow Proverbs 31 Ministries teammate, Chrystal Evans Hurst. Chrystal is a gifted writer, speaker, and worship leader. She co-authored Kingdom Woman, with her dad, Dr. Tony Evans. Tune in to her Chrystal Chronicles podcast and connect with Chrystal on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Chrystal’s Day Ten Giveaway is a copy of Kingdom Woman, a Kingdom Woman Devotional, and a beautiful star ornament.
Are you ready for Day Ten? Let’s go!
- Leave a comment here with your thoughts on today’s idea for scattering kindness.
- Go scatter kindness by giving the gift of prayer.
- Post on social media using the hashtags #12DaysOfChristmasKindness and #ListenLoveRepeat. You can just post a simple thought. Or, you can save and then share today’s Christmas kindness idea. Or, even better, post a picture of you doing the idea given for scattering kindness. Just be sure to use the hashtags #12DaysOfChristmasKindness and #ListenLoveRepeat And, if you could link to this post when you share, that would be FAB!
- Don’t forget our Grand Prize! Those who scatter kindness all 12 days and share on social media will be eligible to win our Grand Prize!
- You can comment on all 12 days up until midnight Pacific time, Sunday, December 18. One daily winner will be chosen from each day’s comments and all winners will be announced on Monday, December 19. **U.S. Addresses only please.**
The Grand Prize!!!!
Now let’s go scatter some Christmas kindness and be sure to come back tomorrow!
Try to do this on a regular basis. It can touch someone’s heart!
I love written prayers where one can keep rereading for encouragement!
Thank you so much for inspiring me to complete the 12 days of kindness! Day 10 is something I am proud to say I try to do faithfully! I have a running prayer list on my kitchen wall. Since I spend most of my time in the kitchen with 3 small children and a husband I try to scribble prayers down as they come up or as I think of those who need lifting up! Thank you again for your inspiration!
People throw around the words “I’m praying for you” or “I’ll pray for you” rather flippantly these days and never give it a second thought. It only takes a minute to say “let me pray with you ( or for you) right now”. It really means so much more to that person than the “promise to pray”.
I do this everyday. Every Night actually. I have so many friends going through trails are this moment in life, and they can always use an extra prayer or two. One lost their house in a fire a few weeks ago, Another couple are getting married this weekend (only 2 weeks notice… scrambling)… Then just its the holiday season and everyone can use some lifted spirits and cheer. With all the negativity in the world some as simple as a prayer for some can be all the difference in the world.
Sweet idea. I am reaching out to encourage a newly divorced mom of 2.
Wonderful idea! I often say I am praying for someone, but, have never put the prayer online! :)
The gift of prayer is the best gift someone can give. I was just talking to someone on the phone who needs prayer. I love this idea for today.
I have a friend with stage 4 throat cancer. She has a trach and can’t talk. She won’t talk to anyone through text or email either. I talk to her mom to see how she is doing. I am sending her a text right now. Thank you for encouraging us. This is a great idea and keeps you thinking about others.
one of the best things we can offer, prayer…..this can be done anywhere at anytime:)
Wow! God really spoke to me with this one!!! I had a plan to send a friend who has been through a lot of challenging issues over the past few months and it continues. She is dealing with a spouse who had a stroke and is home and needs lots of support and at the same time there is much tension between them due to some major issues. So I texted her and sent a scripture and told her I prayed that scripture for her. I was not sure what her response would be and I got back YOU just made my day!! So wow that made my day!! Joy multiplied!! Then I was thanking someone for something they had provided last night and they were sharing how they had been sick so I had the opportunity to text her a prayer!! Wow!! What a day!! Thank you. This has been so good for me!!
I just finished my prayer time and realized how many people I know who are hurting from loneliness, family breakdown, and disease. It is a difficult time for many. Lord be their strength and hope and peace and healer.
Funny that today was about giving prayer… my oldest is giving a BIG presentation for school and was really uneasy about it. I told him this morning that I would be praying during the time he was giving it (he doesn’t have a phone) and it is NOW! :) Thanks Lord and Karen for the reminder!
Funny that today was about prayer… my oldest is giving a BIG presentation for school and was really uneasy about it. I told him this morning that I would be praying during the time he was giving it (he doesn’t have a phone) and it is NOW! :) Thanks Lord and Karen for the reminder!
Love praying for people, like people ahead of me in line at the checkout. or other places, I always pray when I see and ambulance for who ever is inside’ Great ides you have been sharing
This challenge is near to my heart! I knew immediately who I would message with a prayer. There is a family, Carl and Mindi Stine who have children but had a baby a little over a year ago. The baby was healthy but one day his dad found him not breathing. He has been on life support for close to a year now and alot of time at home. Recently he has had some issues and is back in the hospital. It’s a roller-coaster for the family, not to mention the financial stress it brings. Please pray for them and if interested in knowing more look them up on facebook and kneeling for Knox. I do not know this family personally but I know they would appreciate your prayers.
I absolutely love this idea – praying for a friend !! What a blessed way to uplift and encourage them !!
I think the gift of prayer is the best gift you can possibly give someone
I am always so grateful when friends pray for me and I am glad to pray for and over my friends.
These books look terrific!
Unexpected texts that someone is at that moment praying for me or my family touch my heart in a way I can’t even explain. Such a great gift
Great idea! Everyone needs prayers and encouragement.
There is somethung prettybspecial.in this one…knowing God placed someone on your heart and to let that person know this and the specifics of the prayer. What love!
This is a lovely idea.
Hi. I LOVE praying for those around me and people know that I do actually pray when I say I will! While I often share verses I am praying, it did not occur to me to write out my prayer or part of it. Great idea!