A Gathering Prayer

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Anchored Voices is a collaborative blog founded by Chara Donahue where Christians can use their words and creativity to point each other to the God who cares. It was conceived to foster a hope-filled community where we can remind one another that when the waves of life hit—in Jesus, the soul is safe. You can read more from them at AnchoredVoices.com.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, meaning Christmas is nearing as well. If you are graciously hosting a holiday event this season, take a moment to whisper this prayer to Jesus, a man who loved to gather all sorts of people together around His table. When the turkey turns out less than desirable, or you cannot handle one more awkward question from a distant relative, know that He cares about you, gracious hostess. He sees you are trying your best; girl, He loves you even if you can’t replicate Grandma’s stuffing recipe or your house has mismatched furniture and looks nothing like Pinterest pictures. Relish in your imperfections, and rejoice in your obedience to Him who calls us to practice hospitality with everyone. May this holiday season be filled with joy and always point you back to Him.

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Sarah DohmanSARAH DOHMAN IS A NURSE, KAYAK ENTHUSIAST, COFFEE ADDICT, MICROBREW LOVER, GLOBETROTTER, ADORER OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY. SHE HAS A WEAKNESS FOR DONUTS, RUNS IN 5K RACES, AND CANNOT GET ENOUGH TEA AND BOOKS. SHE LOVES WRITING MORE THAN TALKING (AND SHE TALKS A LOT), CAN BE SEEN AT TARGET FREQUENTLY, AND IS LOVING LIFE IN HER THIRTIES. SHE BELIEVES GOD HAS CALLED HER TO THIS SPACE TO BRING JOY AND ENCOURAGEMENT THROUGH WORDS TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY, NEAR AND FAR. YOU CAN FIND MORE FROM SARAH ON HER BLOG OR ON INSTAGRAM.

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Anchored Voices is a collaborative blog founded by Chara Donahue where Christians can use their words and creativity to point each other to the God who cares. It was conceived to foster a hope-filled community where we can remind one another that when the waves of life hit—in Jesus, the soul is safe. You can read more from them at AnchoredVoices.com.