Pursuing the Christ
31 Morning and Evening Prayers for Christmastime
By: Jennifer Kennedy Dean
Category: Devotionals

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Lose the distractions. Keep your focus on Christmas.

The Christmas season can bring so many distractions to your life. With Pursuing the Christ, you can step out of the holiday hustle and bustle to reconnect with the true meaning of the Advent season- the coming of the Christ. Using the themes of Advent- hope, peace, and joy- Jennifer Kennedy Dean provides a 31-day journey through messianic prophecies and well-known New Testament passages. Each day includes a morning and evening prayer that allow you to escape from the busyness of the holiday season, rest, and delve into the true spiritual emphasis of Christmas. Pursuing the Christ will warm your heart as you seek to bring Christ to the center of Christmas.

About the Author
Jennifer Kennedy Dean is the executive director of the Praying Life Foundation and a popular speaker and author. Best known as a gifted biblical expositor, Jennifer speaks regularly at national and international conferences and events and has taught for years at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove.

She has written and produced numerous books and multimedia Bible studies, including Legacy of Prayer, Secrets Jesus Shared, Heart's Cry, Live a Praying Life, Fueled by Faith, The Life-Changing Power in the Name of Jesus, and The Life-Changing Power in the Blood of Christ. Notable authors, such as Beth Moore, Cynthia Heald, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Bobbye Byerly, and Vicki Caruana, among others, have quoted her books. In addition, she has contributed numerous magazine articles for Christian publications, such as Decision, SpiritLed Woman, and Pray!.

Jennifer and her late husband, Wayne Dean, are the parents of three grown sons. She currently lives in Marion, Kentucky.


When department stores begin decorating for Christmas in October, it can really be a struggle to keep our spiritual perspective in line. How so like our Protector to provide us with this wonderful tool from Jennifer Kennedy Dean for our use in not being misled by the world. From her warm introduction to the time she takes in her word explanation to the daily thought she provides to the powerful Word of God she selects, she has been led each step by the Holy Spirit! This is going to be one of my favorite gifts this year, and I am asking the Lord right now to reveal to me the name of my friends with whom He wants me to share this valuable resource! My heart song is praying God's Word before everything and this precious devotional certainly sings that to me!
Mary Ann Bridgwater, founder, Pray the Word Ministries; author, Prayers for the Faithful and Building a House of Prayer
When I read the exciting and inspiring buildup of the events of Advent depicted in this 31-day classic, my mind became involved in the anticipation of the birth of our Lord Jesus. From the first day when Jesus is portrayed as having the thoughts of God and the constraints of man through the last day when it is evident that the Christ child is our Redeemer and Savior, my desire to pursue Him more fully was ignited. Read it aloud to someone. Offer it as a part of your holiday festivities. It's a year-round message of inspiration served in a tiny package of expectancy.
Dr. Thelma Wells, president, A Woman of God Ministries