Christmas Dinner Prayer
Are you excited to reunite with your family for Christmas dinner?
We want to take this time to talk about the meaning of Christmas and help you to get in the right frame of mind and give you some perspective as you prepare to be with your friends and family this Christmas season.
Christmas is now days away. Almost everyone everywhere is excited to remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.
Christmas is a special moment when families gather together and reminisce about the birth of Jesus. It is more than just a simple birthday. It is unlike any other birthdays in the past, present, and future.
Even before heaven and earth was conceived and created, the coming of Jesus is already originally planned and intended by Father God. During the creation in the Genesis account, God already knew that man will sin and thereby need a Savior.
In the Old Testament, the Law and the Prophets foretold the coming of a Savior, a ruler, and the King of kings. It happened just what was foretold and expected (Micah 5:2).
He was born of a virgin through the power of the Holy Spirit. This means that Jesus was not only fully God but He was also a man. Jesus grew up in full stature in wisdom and favor with God and men. He lived a perfectly sinless, blameless, and blessed life.
Jesus taught His people about the kingdom of God and healed the sick, cleansed the lepers, set free the oppressed and demon-possessed and raised the dead. He lived a supernatural selfless life.
At 33, Jesus was arrested, tortured, and crucified to the Cross of Calvary. This is His purpose and destiny– to give up His life and shed blood on the Cross to pay the penalty of all our sins and give us in exchange eternal life so that we will not die in hell but live with Him for all eternity.
The true meaning of Christmas is that it is the birth of the Savior of the world who came to die so that we could spend eternity with God. It’s not just a regular birthday it is the salvation of men!
Have you received Jesus into your heart and life? Do you want to receive now the gift of eternal life and live a life fully committed to God and His purpose?
Say this prayer:
“Heavenly God, I worship and thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ to suffer and die and pay for all my sins. Forgive me from all my sins and cleanse me completely with His blood. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in my heart that He is Savior. I turn away from all my sins and wicked ways. I pray that Jesus come into my heart and change my life. I believe that my name is now written in the Book of Life and You have given me the Holy Spirit to bring life to me in all areas. Reign in my life now. Thank you for the Holy Spirit who will guide and direct my steps and help me to live a life that is pleasing to God, in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”
If you have prayed the prayer of salvation, be assured that you are now a child of God and Jesus is now living in your heart and will begin to manifest in your life. This is the best gift that you have received this Christmas. The best gift that you can give to God is to love Him back and others and share this Good News to your family and friends. This would be your first Christmas where you completely grasp it’s true meaning.
How should we best celebrate Christmas?
For those of you who are already Christians, if you have family members who have not heard of the gospel of Jesus Christ, this is the best time to share to them. Prepare your heart and spirit for this by soaking in the presence of God for some days and meditating on the Scriptures. Ask God to reveal and teach you what to share and how to do so. Also, pray that the Holy Spirit will cause their hearts to be open to the gospel.
The best evangelism tool is to demonstrate the life of Jesus through your words and actions before your family, relatives, and friends. This way, you do not need to even open your mouth but they will be convinced with your life that Jesus is your God and Savior.
Let’s face it, at Christmas time you may also see people that you really don’t want to see but you have to because of this holiday. Well, use it as an opportunity to forgive, to reconcile relationships and pray for God to show you how to handle the difficult people in your life.
We know you are here for the Christmas Dinner Prayer, so here it is!
“Heavenly Father, we worship and praise You for this Christmas time. Thank You for the gift of life and the gift of salvation to our souls. We receive Jesus Christ right now in our lives. We confess that Jesus is Lord and our Savior. That He was born and that He lived and died for us to be reunited with You for eternity.
Happy Birthday to You, Jesus! We do not know the exact date of your birthday but we celebrate it now in faith just
the same. Thank You for your life, sacrifice, and love for us. Revive our hearts to the true meaning to this Christmas season. Teach us how to live according to Your will. Heal us, bind all our wounds and reconcile our relationships.
Holy Spirit, be with us now to teach, comfort, minister, strengthen, and encourage us. When there is war, bring peace. When there is sickness, bring healing. When there is confusion, bring divine order. When there is pain, bring relief. When there is darkness, bring light. When there is emptiness, bring love.
Bless each member of this family and household. (You may mention each person and declare a prayer of blessing or Bible verse or prophetic word for each one even those in absence).
We declare that this family will serve the Lord all the days of our lives. We dedicate to you, Lord our family and this house and everything concerning us. Make your power and presence manifest in this home and in our lives.
Overflow our hearts with Your grace so that we may extend grace to each other. Give us grace so that we may forgive those who’ve wrong us and teach us how to love the way You’ve loved us.
We celebrate Christmas now with You, God and we honor You today. Bless this Christmas dinner which we are so grateful to partake in because we know that there are many who don’t have food today. Take care of them Lord and provide for their needs. Sanctify our food and bless each person here joining us. May faith, hope, and love spring forth tonight and in everyday of our lives.
We love You, Lord. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.”
We give you permission to print this prayer and use it at your Christmas dinner this year. We know you will experience the presence and love of God.
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Have a blessed and Holy Christmas!
Christmas Dinner Prayer – The Reason
Christmas dinner prayer, choral concerts, and candle-lit services fill the schedule for modern Christmas celebrations. Prayer helps us communicate with God and as we sit down to eat Christmas dinner, we want to acknowledge the birth of Jesus. While no single official Christmas prayer or psalm exists, we encourage you to think about what Jesus means to you and your family. Speak from your heart to God in Heaven. Here is a sample:
Some prayers may be verbally spoken, while others might be in the form of psalms (songs of praise and worship). In celebrating Christmas, prayers give praise for the virgin birth of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Perhaps the first prayer of praise for the birth of Jesus came from His expectant mother, Mary:
“Oh, how I praise the Lord. How I rejoice in God my Savior! For He took notice of His lowly servant girl, and now generation after generation will call me blessed. For He, the Mighty One, is holy, and He has done great things for me. His mercy goes on from generation to generation, to all who fear Him. His mighty arm does tremendous things! How He scatters the proud and haughty ones! He has taken princes from their thrones and exalted the lowly. He has satisfied the hungry with good things and sent the rich away with empty hands. And how He has helped His servant Israel! He has not forgotten His promise to be merciful. For He promised our ancestors — Abraham and His children — to be merciful to them forever” (Luke 1:46-55).
Mary directed glory to God for His gift to the world through her. Her words of praise have often been sung in choral music and hymns.
Christmas Dinner Prayer – What to include in a Christmas Prayer
The biblical accounts of Christ’s birth have withstood time for two thousand years. From oral to written accounts, the Immaculate Conception has not lost its effect on mankind. Although no one knows the exact date of Christ’s birth, Christmas sets a fixed time to commemorate this wonderful gift by rejoicing in song and prayer to God. Christians celebrate the revelation of God’s gift to mankind, His coming in the form of man, Jesus the Messiah.
Christmas Dinner Prayer – Taking the Words to Heart
Consider having your family read a Christmas dinner prayer or a Christmas song together as the Christmas Dinner prayer:
A Prayer (by Martin Luther)
Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child,
Make thee a bed, soft, undefiled,
Within my heart, that it may be
A quiet chamber kept for Thee.
My heart for very joy doth leap,
My lips no more can silence keep,
I too must sing, with joyful tongue,
That sweetest ancient song,
Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given
While angels sing with pious mirth.
A glad new year to all the earth!
O Holy Night (by Adolphe Adam)
Oh Holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
Oh night divine. Oh night when Christ was born;
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We are nearing the Christmas season and I am so excited! Christmas is my favorite time of year! We celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ! There are so many wonderful things to enjoy like: winter snow, Christmas lights, Christmas trees, gingerbread cookies, hot cocoa, singing songs and the list goes on! The 2nd best thing to celebrating the birth of Jesus is being with family and loved ones on Christmas day.
Here are 7 different prayers you can pray at the dinner table.
Thank You For Jesus
There are not enough words to express how joyful I am to be with my family celebrating Jesus’ birth! Father, You sent Jesus to us while we were still sinners. You sent Jesus to us when we did not deserve Him. You sent Jesus to wash away the dark stains that we could not clean ourselves. Father, thank You so much for Jesus! His name is worthy of all of our praise and so much more beyond that! Father, as we prepare to eat this meal, we ask that You bless it. Even more we pray that we can be a blessing to others this season as we proclaim the birth of our Savior. It is in His name we pray, Amen.
Thank You For Family
I love You! Thank You for my family! Lord, I have so many fond childhood, Christmas memories and now I am making more with my own children. Father, I thank You for the laughter shared around this table. We are a blessed family to have one another. Lord, I thank You for this meal and the loved ones that I have around me to share it with. May this be a wonderful Christmas as we lift Your name up in all that we do. Bless this meal to our bodies, Father. We love and thank You again for the love we share with each other in this family. Amen
Joy to the world! The Lord has come! As we prepare for this meal, we also prepare our hearts for Jesus to mold us more like Himself today then yesterday. He is the reason we smile every day. He is the reason why I am so full of joy that I want to sing praises! Father, the love, grace, and mercy You have shown us is nothing we deserve, which is why I can’t stop smiling! You have filled my cup to overflowing with joy and I pray that when others see me or my family they will see Jesus! Thank you for our wonderful Savior, Lord. We love You! Amen
I thank you for the memories that we have shared around this table over the years. We laughed when little Jess, who was only 3, asked “what’s missed-your-toe?” instead of mistletoe. We were filled with joy as we sang Christmas carols to the men and women in the nursing home last Christmas. Father, the joy on their faces showed us that we were supposed to be there. Father, snuggling with my little girl while watching “Charlie Brown Christmas”, has always been special to me. You have given me such an awesome family and the memories make each approaching Christmas so wonderful! I am excited what memories will be made today! Bless this food to our bodies, Father. We love You and thank You for Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior! Amen
The Lost And Lonely
I love my family to pieces and I thank You for them. Lord, there are many today that are lonely and by themselves. I pray that You would give them peace through this time of loneliness. There is a reason to celebrate and I pray that for those who know Jesus and are by themselves, that they will be filled with joy because they are saved and the loneliness they feel is only for a moment. Father, wrap your arms around them and love on them! Father, for those who are lonely and have not accepted Christ, I pray for a miracle tonight. Lord, soften their hearts and reveal Yourself to them in a mighty way. We give You the glory, Lord! We thank you for the meal we are about to eat and we ask that You bless it. We love You, Father! Amen
We thank You for the safe journey that family and friends have made to this dinner table tonight. I thank you for each and every one of them. Father, bless this food, as You bless this time we have together. Lord, I love this family and I pray that as we part ways later that You will also guide them home safely. Jesus, we love You! We thank You for your willingness to travel from Heaven to this chaotic world to save us. When nothing could pay off the debt our sin had made, You showed us ultimate love by being born. You were born to die for us and my spirit is moving within me right now thinking about how precious this is. You are Lord and Savior. All praise be to You, Lord! We love You! Amen
We have had a wonderful day of laughter, conversation, and gift giving. Lord, I pray that before the day is through that everyone in this house will understand and recognize the biggest gift of all, Jesus Christ. A new car would be an awesome gift, but it won’t drive us to Heaven. A $500 gift card would be amazing, but it won’t buy us into Heaven. Lord, Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6) I praise You and thank You for Jesus. Bless this time with my family, Lord. Bless this food to our bodies. We love and thank You for all that You have done for us. We pray all of these things in Your Son’s blessed name! Amen
I hope this Christmas will be a wonderful time for you! Have a joyful time with family and friends. Enjoy some hot cocoa and old Christmas movies. Be intentional in your gift giving. Most importantly, keep Christ at the center of it all. However you pray for your Christmas dinner this year, give God the glory! Tell Jesus you love Him! God bless you as you live a life worthy of the calling!
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