Heavenly Father, We Glorify You, Father, Son and Spirit in One, through whom life on earth is begotten and through whom goodwill and peace on earth is restored.
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
We come before You in this Holy Season of Christmas. Long before the ages and generations, You promised a ‘holy birth’ and a sign of Peace and Reconciliation between You our God and we Your people.
Though mankind does not know the exact date of the birth of Your beloved Son Jesus, we take this time to rejoice in His birth. We rejoice that through Him we are one with You, as we come in belief, in repentance and in reconciliation.
Our Family will serve You
We declare that our family will serve You our God all the days of our lives. We invite You Lord Jesus. We dedicate to You our families and our household and everything concerning us. Make Your Power and Presence manifest in our homes and in our lives.
Father, as the world is using this time to commercialize the greatest event in the history of mankind, the birth of our Lord Jesus, in our hearts may we acknowledge the true meaning of Christmas.
May we welcome Jesus, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, a Great Savior and Redeemer of mankind, into our hearts and home. May we acknowledge the Grace, Peace and Love Jesus is about.
We pray to take this day and time to make peace, to forgive those who have hurt us, to reconcile with those who have fallen out and to bring love and unity into our homes.
We pray to take this Christmas period to make peace and to forgive those who have hurt us. Click To Tweet
Teach us, Father
Teach us Father, how to live according to Your will. Heal us, bind all our wounds and reconcile our relationships.
Bless us Father and let our hearts overflow with Your Grace so that we may extend this grace to one another and love each one the way You have loved us.
Luke 2: 11-12 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
Father, as we pray, we reflect on the lowly manger where Jesus was born. There, no riches of the world welcomed His Royal birth. We reflect on the reason He was born unto us and follow His life and footsteps. We make His mission an everlasting act of the way we lead our lives.
May we live with integrity, respect, truth, honor and justice, and may love and humility be our first tools, in all aspects of life.
Father, we take this time to give thanks for all the blessings You have showered upon us. In appreciation of all that we have, may we have a heart for the poor and the underprivileged.
Father, we take this time to give thanks for all the blessings You have showered upon us. Click To Tweet
May this time be one for bringing good news to the poor. In alms-giving, may we reach and touch their lives and bring Jesus into their hearts. May we reach out to the prisoners and bring the joys of the season into their hearts.
May we also bring to those caught in sin, the reason for Jesus’s birth, the Light of Hope and Grace and Your everlasting Love and Mercy and Compassion towards us, sinners.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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We thank You Father for this great gift of Jesus, that in His birth, life and resurrection, we are restored in Grace in eternal life with You.
We make this our prayer in the blessed name of Jesus, Amen!!
A Prayer of Thanks
Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your Son to earth as a baby so many years ago. Thank you that He paid the punishment for my sins by dying on the cross. And thank you that He rose again to prove that death was truly defeated. I place my trust in You to be my Savior. Guide me through the dark times of my life and give me courage to live for You. Amen
Opening Prayer for Christmas Eve Service
Rev. Dr. Sean B. Murray
Gracious, loving and merciful God, on this Christmas Eve, as the light of your Word penetrates our hearts, as we are reminded of the gift of life and faith, as the glories of the heavenly hosts are echoed in our church, we open ourselves up to your Spirit and give you thanks. We are grateful, Lord Jesus, that your story has become our story, and we celebrate your birth.to take to heart the wonder of your love, that we may walk in your ways and delight in your will. Help us, Lord God, to be the faithful, gracious, loving, giving and forgiving people you would have us be.
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Please forgive me for being so grumpy as I trudge through the never-ending tasks set before me this holiday season…
My to-do list seems to keep growing with shopping, church services, and family gatherings—
and I’m running short of time!
Restore the joy of Christmas to my heart . . .
and help me to relax each day and make time for
my one true Source of Joy.
Coping with Loneliness at Christmas!
A Prayer for Christmas Morning
-by Henry van Dyke.
The day of joy returns, Father in Heaven, and crowns another year with peace and good will.
Help us rightly to remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the wise men.
Close the doors of hate and open the doors 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 that Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clean hearts.
May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children,
And the Christmas evening bring us to our bed with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus? sake.
The Story of the Birth of Jesus Christ
A Christmas Prayer
Jesus, the Light of the World, as we celebrate your birth . . . . may we begin to see the world in the light of the understanding you give us. As you chose the lowly, the outcasts, and the poor to receive the greatest news the world had ever known, so may we worship you in meekness of heart. May we also remember our brothers and sisters less fortunate than ourselves in this season of giving. Amen.
THANK YOU, LORD,
for the gift of Your love.
May I be a shining
example of that love to others.
A CHRISTMAS BLESSING
Wilda English, n.d.
God grant you the light of Christmas,
which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas,
which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas,
which is justice;
the belief in Christmas,
which is truth;
the all of Christmas,
which is Christ?.