Christmas is a time for true Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is also a time for reflection and prayer. Here are some prayers and Bible verses to help you celebrate the festive period and the life together that God has granted us. May the Lord bless you and keep you during this special time.
Prayers for Christmas
Christmas Prayer for Thanksgiving
With all my heart, I thank you for all the love and protection I have received throughout the year as forms of blessings and detours. Thank you, God, for never failing to provide me with all the things that I need. Thank you, God, for also giving my family, friends, and all the people around me the care and graces to get through everyday life.
But most of all, I thank you for loving us and providing for us even when we are not deserving of your love and care. After all our shortcomings and refusal to do what is right sometimes, you still continue to guide us toward your kingdom and safety. Thank you, God, for everything we have experienced, the good and the bad. We trust that everything happens according to your mighty purpose. Even if it’s out of our understanding, thank you for giving comfort in our hearts and warmth in our souls that enables us to go forward and fulfill our mission.
Beyond everything, Lord, I am happy and will forever be joyful to serve you because I am blessed more than I know. Thank you for constantly amazing me in this life. I am forever grateful to experience such an opportunity to see you in everything that I encounter because, truly, I feel that you are watching over me and over everyone else. Amen.
Isaiah 7:14Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
Christmas Blessing Prayer
This Christmas, we humbly pray to you, our God, our Creator. We are hereby gathered to worship, singing in our hearts the song of gratitude that is also a hymn of redemption, hope, and renewal of our souls. We ask for happiness in our hearts, faith in God, the ability to forgive, and world peace. We pray that each one of us is blessed and beg that all of our families and friends be saved. We seek that you give bread for the hungry, love for the lonely, health for the ill, safety for our children, and knowledge for your youth. We humbly ask that God will grant us abundant life in Christ and pardon us for our sins.
Father, please enable us to remember the birth of Jesus so that we can join in the angels’ song, the shepherd’s joy, and the wise men’s praises. May you guide us to love everyone everywhere and keep us from hate. Let goodwill and kindness accompany all gifts and greetings into our hearts and lives. By the blessing that Christ gives, deliver us from wickedness, and instruct us on how to have a good time with pure hearts. May Christmas Eve lead us to bed with thankful thoughts and wake us up with genuine joy to be your children.
Almighty God, please allow your Son’s birth into the flesh to free us from our previous shackles under sin so we may be able to accept him as our Redeemer and behold Jesus Christ our Lord when he comes down to judge our sins. Amen.
Luke 2:11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
Christmas Prayer for Peace on Earth
Give us the opportunity to fully experience the tremendous mystery of Christmas, O beautiful Child of Bethlehem. Put the tranquility that men and women occasionally need, which only you can provide, into their hearts. May you let every hearts understand the meaning and importance of peace and serenity when spread throughout the Earth. As brothers and sisters, sons and daughters of the Father, help them get to know one another and treat each other with love and genuine gentleness. Also, make known to them your splendor, sanctity, and orderliness. Encourage love and a sense of gratefulness for your boundless generosity in their hearts. Share your affection with them all, and grant us the calm experience of your paradise.
May this Christmas, justice and peace prevail in each heart. May forgiveness and reconciliation define the spirit of the anniversary of Jesus’ birth. May you comfort, never abandon everyone, and give resolution to their stresses and challenges as they offer their lives to you, and as much as I know that these challenges come from your mighty will.
May this Christmas be a remarkable season that everything will return to order as how you want it to be, Lord. May your spirit and goodness prevail, may everyone see the miracles in everything, and may everyone know and understand that we can trust you with everything that we are worried about. Lord, let love be the carrier of our decisions and feeling towards each other so we will be able to move according to your sacred purpose. As our gift to Jesus this Christmas, may you guide our hearts to turn to love and peace. Amen.
Matthew 1:21She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.
Christmas Prayer for Hope and Faithfulness
May our hearts be more filled with the joy we know will be given to us this Christmas. May you bring enlightenment to those who are lost so that they may share their wonderful life with the poor and the sick, as it is always part of your plan. May you bring hope to those who give up in fear and sadness, especially the sick, the unemployed, and the financially incapacitated.
Give them another chance through your miraculous glory, and give them a new opportunity to offer their sacrifices, sufferings, and recovery to you. Lord, grant them the serenity that they are never abandoned in times of their troubles, and may you always forbid that they will resort to evilness after their feelings of hopelessness.
God, please always make us remember that you are our savior and mighty creator and that only in you our faith is safe and where it should be. Strengthen us to spread the good news and the great joy to others despite the compromise that we will take. Not only this Christmas but also each and every day, dear God, may every life be lighted up so that the depressed and the sorrowful will somehow experience the greatness of your mercy through the people that will help and support them in their struggles. Amen.
Corinthians 9:7Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Christmas Prayer for Healing
I pray for those who are sick this Christmas season. We ask that You would heal their bodies and give them strength. We also ask that You comfort their hearts and minds and give them peace.
Lord, let this festive time of year be a time for them to witness Your almighty works and see the hurt and illness flee from Your light.
Luke 6:38Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Bible Verses for Christmas
Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.
Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the LORD your God has blessed you.
Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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.
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’
A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer Points for Christmas
- Pray that the true meaning of Christmas will be understood and celebrated by all.
- Pray that God would use Christmas to draw people closer to Him.
- Pray that families will be strengthened and unified during this holiday season.
- Pray for those who are struggling financially this Christmas season.
- Pray for those who are alone or isolated during this time of year.
- Pray for another year together as a family.
- Pray for safety on the roads as people travel to be with family and friends over Christmas.
- Pray for persecuted Christians around the world who are hiding because of their faith.
Have Your Prayer Shared
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