Good christmas prayers

As we approach the holiday season, we are faced with yet another opportunity to pause in the midst of all the excitement, decorations, and commercialization, to consider again the origin of Christmas–the One whose birth we celebrate. Let’s not forget the true meaning of why we celebrate during this time of year. Celebrate the baby Jesus and trust Him as Savior today.

Reflect on the joy and hope of the holiday season with these Christmas prayers:

  • A Prayer to Keep Christmas Simple
  • A Prayer to Remember What Christmas is All About
  • A Prayer for Peace During Holiday Season
  • Christmas Eve Benediction
  • A Short Prayer of Thanks
  • A Prayer to Keep God at the Center During the Holidays
  • A Prayer for the Merry and Not-So-Merry
  • A Prayer to Re-focus During the Holiday Season
  • A Prayer for the Days After Christmas
  • A Christmas Tree Blessing
  • Lord, Remind Me Prayer
  • Happy Birthday Jesus Prayer

1. A Prayer to Keep Christmas Simple

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.
~ Melanie Chitwood

2. A Prayer to Remember What Christmas is All About

Lord, I thank You for coming to earth so You could redeem me. When I think of the extent to which You were willing to go in order to save me, it makes me want to shout, to celebrate, and to cry with thankfulness. You love me so much, and I am so grateful for that love. Without You, I would still be lost and in sin. But because of everything 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 thankful to You for everything You did to save me! I pray this in Jesus’ name! 
~ Rick Renner

3. A Prayer 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.

Lord, we still carol the wonderful message, huddled beneath winter caps on snow-covered porches, or from churches, led by enthusiastic musicians or choir members. Yet we confess that our hearts are too often filled with wonder of a different kind: wondering when the bills will be paid, when the terror will stop, when rest will come. Will it ever? Is the message still true?

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.

For those whose hearts are battered by sorrow or broken relationships, for those whose lives know only conflict and confusion, for those whose bodies are tired and tested beyond their ability to endure this year—precious Savior, draw them close to You. Let them know You are still the same Jesus who was born of a virgin, not in a hospital but an animal barn, laid in a manger of hay. You are still the One sent by a heavenly Father who offered not condemnation for our sins, but love and forgiveness—and daily, divine fellowship.

We not only need Your peace and joy; Lord, we crave it. You’ve promised rest for the weary, victory for the battle-scarred, peace for the anxious, and acceptance for the broken hearted—not just at Christmas, but every day of every year.

Release the joy in us that’s been crushed by pride, wrong priorities, or world events. Tear down the strongholds that have held us captive far too long. Extinguish the flames of apprehension that rob us of a calm, quiet spirit. Show us again the beauty of that holy night so many centuries ago.

Your name is still called “Wonderful,” “Counselor,” “The Mighty God,” “The Everlasting Father,” and “The Prince of Peace.” As Your children, we cry out for a fresh filling, and a new awareness of Who You are. We choose by faith to make the “good news of great joy” a reality in our own lives, so others can see us as lighted trees of life, pointing to You this Christmas. We know one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that You are Lord. And we also know that peace on earth can only come when hearts find peace with You.

You are still our Joy. You are still our Peace. You are no longer a babe in the manger. You are Lord of lords and King of kings. And we still celebrate You as Lord—this Christmas and always.
~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan

4. Christmas Eve Benediction/Prayer

May you be filled with the wonder of Mary, the obedience of Joseph, the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the determination of the magi, and the peace of the Christ child. Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit bless you now and forever.

5. A Short Prayer of Christmas Thanks

Thank you God for sending Your Son on one glorious night to be born a virgin, to live a perfect life and to die on the cross for my sins. Thank you that he rose from the dead three days later and that this Christmas and every Christmas we can celebrate the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Amen.

6. A Prayer to Keep God at the Center During the Holidays

Lord, We worship You during this Christmas season. You are our wonderful Counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). We choose to put You at the center of our family life as we celebrate Your birth. Keep us from distractions and help us to invite You into all our family activities. Teach us to pray and help us to glorify and worship You in our family during this busy time of year. Give us a spirit of wisdom and revelation that we might know You better (Ephesians 1:17). Thank you for being Immanuel, “God with us.” Open our eyes to realize this each day as we interact with others. Help us to be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as You forgave us (Ephesians 4:32). Show us creative ways to love and care for those outside our home. Fill us to overflowing with Your love for the lost. Teach us to do acts of kindness to those who are in need at this time of year. May our family be a refreshment and light to others. We ask You to touch with salvation those in our family who do not know You . Open their hearts to Your great love for them. Help us to share Your Truth and be Your light. You are the Savior of the world.

We love Your Word and choose to make it central in our family life. Your Word is alive and active—It’s sharper than any double-edged sword—It judges the thoughts and attitudes of our hearts (Hebrews 4:12). We long to align ourselves spiritually with You and Your Word every day. We want to pray your Word with Your authority, and with greater faith and obedience in our lives as we approach this New Year. We rejoice in following Your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. We meditate on Your precepts and consider Your ways. We delight in Your decrees. We will not neglect Your Word. Open our eyes that we may see wonderful things in Your law. We run in the path of Your commands, for You have set our hearts free (Psalm 119:14-16, 18, 32).

Lord, we want to be passionate about the things you are passionate about. Help each member of our family to be a student of the Bible. Teach us to pray Your Word out loud in our family devotions in such a way that we see mighty spiritual breakthroughs in our home, friends, school, and workplace. Help us declare prophetic promises and decrees from Your Word. We want to experience the life-giving power of Your Word on a daily basis in our family. Show us truth in Your Word, and bring it to life through our prayers. Open the eyes of our hearts that we may be enlightened in order to know the hope to which You have called us, the riches of our glorious inheritance in You and Your incomparable great power (Ephesians 1:18-19). In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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7. A Prayer for the Merry…and the Not-So-Merry

Father God, We thank You and praise You today for the miracle of Your Son’s birth. Thank You for bringing great JOY to the whole world! Thank You for giving us the assurance that because You came to us in the form of a human, we who believe in Jesus can know with absolute certainty that we’ll spend eternity with You.

We thank You, Lord, for the many reasons we have been given a merry Christmas. And we rejoice for each blessing. New life. New love. A home. A job. New opportunities. Second chances. And more.

We know, Lord, that You bring the sun and the moon and set the stars in motion. You tell the ocean where to stop and the snow when to start. And we thank You for the mighty gift of Your creation.

Thank You, Father, for spiritual leaders and faith-filled friends who keep encouraging us when we are close to giving up.

And although we have many reasons to rejoice today, Lord, we also know December 25th can be not-so-merry for a whole host of reasons. We pray for those who are experiencing loss this Christmas: relational, financial, spiritual and physical.

We pray for those who are coping with loving a prodigal and our friends and family members whose hearts are far from You. We pray for those dealing with unemployment and addictions and chronic sickness … and unending pain and frustrations of all kinds. Thank You, Lord, that You are The Wonderful Counselor and Prince of Peace, even in the midst of our not-so-merry circumstances.

Finally, Lord, we ask You to grant us peace. Peace in our homes, peace in our churches, and peace in our hearts, when the world all around us spins out-of-control. Help us to stay focused on You, this Christmastime and always. Thank You for loving the whole world enough to send the greatest gift, Your Son, so that we might truly have a very merry Christmas. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
~ Steph Raquel

8. A Prayer to Re-focus During the Holiday Season

Dear God, sometimes I get too caught in the Christmas commercialism. OK, a lot of times. Today, I’m going to refocus my heart and remember why I’m celebrating this wonderful day in the first place. I’m celebrating Jesus today…and every day! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
~ Sharon Jaynes

9. A Prayer for the Days After Christmas

Dear God, Help us to focus on you today, remembering that the gift of Christ, Immanuel, is our most treasured gift for the whole year through. Fill us with your joy and the peace of your Spirit. Direct our hearts and minds towards you. Thank you for your reminder that both in seasons of celebration and in seasons of brokenness, you’re still with us. You never leave us. Thank you for your daily Presence in our lives, that we can be assured your heart is towards us, your eyes are over us, and your ears are open to our prayers. Thank you that you surround us with favor as with a shield, we are safe in your care. We choose to press in close to you today… In Jesus’ name, Amen.
~ Debbie McDaniel

10. A Christmas Tree Blessing (taken from Psalm 96 and Ezekial 17)

Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary. Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.” The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity. Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Let all creation rejoice before the LORD, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness. – Psalm 96  “‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will take a shoot from the very top of a cedar and plant it; I will break off a tender sprig from its topmost shoots and plant it on a high and lofty mountain. On the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it; it will produce branches and bear fruit and become a splendid cedar. Birds of every kind will nest in it; they will find shelter in the shade of its branches. All the trees of the forest will know that I the LORD bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. “ ‘I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.’” – Ezekial 17:22-24

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11. “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
~ Jon Guerra

12. Happy Birthday Jesus Prayer

Father, today I celebrate the reality of Your presence in my life. I celebrate Your birth, Your life, Your death, and Your resurrection. And as I celebrate, Lord, help me to be “God with skin on” to those in need around me. Open my eyes and let me see them as You see them! I love You. Happy birthday Jesus! In Jesus name, Amen. 
~ Mary Southerland, Girlfriends in God

good christmas prayers

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good christmas prayers

People celebrate Christmas season with their dear ones and have fun. Everybody would pray to the God for health, wealth & success for them and their family and friends. Lots of traditions are followed, which mark the merriment of the event. Churches all over the world conduct special prayers in the night of Christmas Eve, to remember the birth of Lord Jesus Christ. As a part of the society, Christians chant prayers before each meal & following the tradition throughout Christmas becomes even more vital. Here we are giving you some best prayers for Christmas.

good christmas prayers

  • 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…
  • Lord, this is my prayer
    Not only on Christmas Day
    But until I see you face to face
    May I live my life this way:
  • May hunger disappear and terrorists cease their senseless acts.
    May people live in freedom, worshiping as they see fit, loving others.
    May the sanctity of the home be ever preserved.
    May peace, everlasting peace, reign supreme.
  • Lord, in this holy season of prayer and song and laughter, we praise you for the great wonders you have sent us: for shining star and angel’s song, for infant’s cry in lowly manger. We praise you for the Word made flesh in a little Child. We behold his glory, and are bathed in its radiance.
  • Dear Lord,

    Thank you for this table full of wonderful people.

    Thank you for this table full of fabulous food.

    Thank you for this table full of festive fellowship.

  • 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.
  • Not gold, nor myrrh, nor even frankincense
    would I have for you this season,
    but simple gifts, the ones that are hardest to find,
    the ones that are perfect,
    even for those who have everything
  • Your prophets, called to make known your Word
    Proclaiming justice, convicting sin
    Displaying fruits of your love and grace
    Comfort, comfort my people, says our God
    And the glory of the Lord will be revealed
  • God of Love, thank you for the gift you have given us in bringing us together.  On this day when we celebrate your birth, may we take another step closer to each other in intimacy.  With your guidance, we want to be more loving and thoughtful, less protective and defensive around each other.  May we dedicate this day to renewing our love.
  • Help us to stay focused on You,
    this Christmastime and always.
    Your friend, so that we might truly
    have a very merry Christmas.
  • The candles and lights reveal the
    light of hope that burns so brightly
    in the darkest times.
  • The candles and lights reveal the
    light of hope that burns so brightly
    in the darkest times.
  • For the gift of Your love.
    May I be a shining
    example of that love to others.
    Amen.
  • May with sure confidence
    behold him when he comes to be our Judge;
    who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and for ever. Amen.
  • Help us, Lord God, to be the faithful, gracious, loving, giving and forgiving people you would have us be.
  • Lord God, we praise you for creating man,
    and still more for restoring him in Christ.
    one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
  • Lord, in this holy season of prayer and song and laughter,
    we praise you for the great wonders you have sent us:
    for shining star and angel’s song,
  • O God, who were pleased our Holy Family,
    Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son
    graciously grant that we may imitate them
    in practicing the virtues of family life
    and in the bonds of charity
  • Lord, this is my prayer
    Not only on Christmas Day
    But until I see You face to face
    May I live my life this waymay heaven welcome others
    Who will join with me in praise
    Because I lived for Jesus Christ
    Not only Christmas Day
  • 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.
    Amen!!
  • God of the waiting,
    give us courage to wait with those in the most broken
    places of the world,
    and with all those who struggle to be bearers of hope
    there.
  • Not gold, nor myrrh, nor even frankincense
    would I have for you this season,
    but simple gifts, the ones that are hardest to find,
    the ones that are perfect,
    even for those who have everything (if such there be).
    standing with certainty that you (yes, you!)
    are the point where it all comes together.
    the ones that are hardest to find,
    the ones that are perfect,
    even for those who have everything (if such there be)
  • Let the just rejoice,
    for their justifier is born.
    Let the sick and infirm rejoice,
    For their saviour is born.
    Let the captives rejoice,
    For their Redeemer is born.
    Let slaves rejoice,
    for their Master is born.
    Let All Christians rejoice,
    For Jesus Christ is born.
  • Lord, you know what it means to be vulnerable
    A fragile young life, a defenceless young babe
    So may this heart be vulnerable and open
    This Christmas with Christ, walking closer each day!!!!
  • Give us ears to hear the glad tidings of great joy,
    and lungs to sing with exuberant praise,
    and legs to dance spritely around the strawy trough
    that cradled the Love
    who redeems the cosmos.

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good christmas prayers

  • Almighty, I want to ask for peace
    So that no one forge a fight
    I want to ask for respite
    So that I am never stressed
    I want to ask for contentment
    On this holy Christmas time
    Please bless me and everyone around
    Merry Christmas!
  • Please Lord, please let this holiday
    season be a season filled with
    family love and unity.
  • I pray for my dear friend.
    She has been such a blessing in my life.
  • “A mirror reflects a man’s face,
    but what he is really like is
    shown by the kind of friends he chooses.”
  • May the blessing of joy abide WITHIN you…
    May the blessing of peace rest UPON you…
    May the blessing of love flow out THROUGH you…
    May all the blessings of the Lord be yours
    at Christmas and in the new year.

good christmas prayers

  • Lord. As I spend today going about my work,
    help me to put aside any bitterness that
    I’m not celebrating at home with loved ones.
    Amen.
  • God, thank you for Christmas
    For all the great toys and presents
    I love this time
    And never want it to end!
    God, thank you for Christmas
    For sending Jesus to be with me
    I love Him so much
    And give my heart to Him.
    Amen.
  • Help us to stay focused on You,
    this Christmastime and always.
    Your friend, so that we might truly
    have a very merry Christmas.
  • We give thanks to you for this time of sharing
    a Christmas meal with our friends.
    And we thank you for the blessings of the love of Jesus.
    With joy we pray,Amen
  • The candles and lights reveal the
    light of hope that burns so brightly
    in the darkest times.

good christmas prayers

  • Lord Jesus, Light of the world,
    John told the people to prepare
    for you when you were very near.
    As Christmas grows closer day by day,
    help us to be ready to welcome you now.
  • Circle us, Lord
    Circle this nation with Advent love and hope
    Create a desire to listen to the Advent message
    Create a willingness to understand and respond
    Create a need to reach out to the Christ Child
    (Silent prayer)
    Lord of creation, Lord of Salvation
  • O God, bountiful in forgiving,
    and lovingly desirous of man’s salvation,
    we humbly beseech Thy mercy in behalf of our friends,
    relations and benefactors,
    Thou wouldst permit them to come
    to the full participation of everlasting happiness.
    Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
    Amen.
  • Please forgive me for being so grumpy as
    I trudge through the never-ending tasks
    set before me this holiday season…
    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.
  • May this Christmas day be fill of peace within your heart.
    May you be reminded of new birth, and of redeeming love.
    May you know you’re loved and treasured on this very special day.
  • For the gift of Your love.
    May I be a shining
    example of that love to others.
    Amen.
  • Guide me through the dark times
    of my life Christmas prayer and
    give me courage to live for You.
    Amen
  • In the kingdom of heaven
    where he lives and reigns with
    you and the Holy Spirit
    one God, for ever and ever.
  • May with sure confidence
    behold him when he comes to be our Judge;
    who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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Christmas Prayers

A Prayer of Thanks
Max Lucado

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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Lord Jesus,
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

YOU–

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.
Amen

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.

Amen.

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?.

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