Psalm 46:1-3
1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

                                 2     Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

40 Days of Prayer

It’s Time to Pray!

The Alliance family will be joining our hearts and hands together—on our knees—for a 40 Days of Prayer focus that will begin on January 3. Each day will offer a thematic devotional reflection and prayer points authored by an Alliance leader or family member. The devotionals will be arranged in six weekly categories with application for adults, youth, and kids:

Week 1: The Holiness of God
Week 2: Repentance: Turning from Our Unholiness
Week 3: Spirit Empowerment/Fullness
Week 4: Evangelism (Local and Regional)
Week 5: Marginalized People
Week 6: Alliance Missions

In addition to devotional content, we invite you to join us for various livestream events including weekly 60-minute prayer gatherings on Wednesdays at noon Eastern Time, as well as a Prayer and Praise celebration on the closing evening of the 40 days – Friday, February 12, 2021.

Share this link with your congregation so they can receive the each week’s daily prayer guide… https://mailchi.mp/cmalliance.org/40daysofprayer-signup.

I know you share my heart’s desire that our Alliance family will experience the presence and power of the Lord in new and renewed ways. Please pray with me that this would be more than a program, but that together we will encounter Him during 40 Days of Prayer in a way that will change our lives, our churches, and our communities.

Keep the faith!

Terry D. Smith
Vice President for Church Ministries

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

Luke 1:26-38

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”

35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[b] the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”

38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.