Christmas prayers are a great way to reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ and the many blessings we have. There is no doubt this has been a difficult year for all of us. By remembering the love of God and the gift of Jesus this holiday season, we can focus on the hope and joy we have despite the circumstances that may surround us. Prayer also provides a wonderful opportunity to end the hustle and bustle and remember the greatest of all and what really matters in life. As the holiday season approaches, we face yet another opportunity to take a break from all the excitement, decorations and marketing, to think again about the origin of Christmas – The One We Whose let’s celebrate the birth.

1. Thank You, Jesus, for Them All

Around this table, here to pray. First of all, we thank you for the day. For our family and friends. Gifts of grace that heaven lends. Living water, daily bread. Countless blessings that our God sends. Thank you, Jesus, for them all. For adults and children. When we are happy, when we are sad. The good days and the bad. We are grateful, we are happy.

2. To Remember What Christmas is All About

Lord, I thank you for coming to earth so that you can redeem me. When I think about how far you were willing to go to save me, it makes me want to shout, celebrate and cry gratefully. You love me so much, and I’m so grateful for this love. Without you I would always be lost and in sin. But because of all you have done for me, today I am free; my life is blessed; Jesus is my Lord; Heaven is my home; and Satan has no right to control me. I will be eternally grateful to you for everything you did to save me! I pray this in the name of Jesus!

3. Prayer for Inward Peace and Goodwill

O Lord Jesus Christ, by your incarnation you united things earthly and heavenly. Fill us with the sweetness of inward peace and goodwill, that we may join the heavenly host in singing praises to your glory; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

4. This Christmas Season

Dear Lord, Don’t let us miss You this Christmas season. Help us to simplify our activities and traditions so we can focus our celebration on Your birth. Thank You for being the Prince of Peace, and I ask You for that supernatural peace to reign in our hearts. Thank You for the simple but life-changing message of Your love for us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

5. For Peace During Holiday Season

Lord, in a season when every heart should be happy and light, many of us are struggling with the heaviness of life—burdens that steal the joy right out of our Christmas stockings. Crazy weather disasters strike at unsuspecting areas, ravaging peaceful homes and interrupting the lives of unsuspecting residents. Tragedy arrives as innocent victims suffer, and an inner voice whispers, “Be afraid!” We need your peace, Jesus.

6. Your Love Never Changes

In a world where worry, not peace, prevails, stir up that good news again. This Christmas, make it real in our hearts. Never have we needed Your joy and peace more than now. Thank You for the gift of Jesus, our Immanuel, the Word made flesh. Forgive us for forgetting—that Your love never changes, never fades, and that You never abandon the purpose for which You came: to save us from our sinful condition, and to give us life eternal, the joy of relationship with a holy God. Your birth—and Your death—sealed Your promise to us forever.

7. To Be a Blessing to Others

Father, help me not just to look for blessings during the Christmas season, but to go out of my way to bless others. Remind me to pray for friends and loved ones every time I pray for myself. Teach me to invest in my relationships by sharing Your love and grace with others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

8. “Lord, Remind Me” Prayerful Song

When I hear the news and hear another war has begun
And I wonder if God’s on the side of either one
I hear bullet, nail, or handcuff he bore all of them And in the light my heart’s as dark as anyone’s
Lord, remind me
Lord, remind me

That the shepherds heard the angels break the silence in the field
That the wise men found a baby and they could not help but kneel
That the one who heard our weeping, became a child in manger sleeping
Lord, remind me
‘Cause it’s Christmas and I want to remember

9. A Prayer for Christmas Eve

O God,
you were pleased to announce the coming of your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ,
with choirs of angels who proclaimed with their song,
“Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.”
Grant that we may so pass our time here to your glory,
that at your Son’s second coming
we may rejoice before him.

10. Open the Door of Love

Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus,
That we may share in the song of the angels,
The gladness of the shepherds,
And worship of the wise men.

Close the door of hate
And open the door of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift
And good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing, which Christ brings
And teach us to be merry with clear hearts.

May the Christmas morning make us
Happy to be thy children
And Christmas evening bring us
To our beds with grateful thoughts
Forgiving and forgiven
For Jesus sake
Amen.

 

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