In this article, we will look at some prayers for Christmas time. These holiday prayers are short and simple, but they get our focus back on God and the true meaning of “the reason for the season.“
Christmas time has arrived, and what a wonderful time it is. It’s when family and friends gather together to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Even though parties, gifts, yummy food, games, and decorating are a blast. The real reason for the season remains. And what better way to keep that focus than by praying?
Prayers for Christmas can be short and sweet or long and detailed. Praying is simply talking to God. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Just open your heart and speak from it.
Here are 27 different types of Christmas Prayers that Christians would pray during the holiday seasons. Some are short, and some are longer. And feel free to use the graphics for personal use, such as social media, text, or personal emails. For other uses, please contact us for permission. But before we start praying, let’s look at something I find very important…
Praying Christmas Prayers…
Christmas time has been very special to me since December 1999, when I became a Christian. At the young age of 15, my eyes and heart were opened to the beautiful reality of Jesus: Lord, Savior, King, Best Friend, and the Love of my life. I never really connected the holidays with Him until I was born again Christian.
So, I want to encourage you as you go through these prayers to add your own specifics and emotions to them. Make these prayers your own from your heart. God so longs to hear from YOU. If you are not sure where to start, then keep it simple. Here are a few things you can do to personalize written prayers:
- Add Names – If you are praying for your family or other members. Get specific and use names
- Add Thanksgiving and Praise – If there is something specific you are thankful for, mention it to the Lord.
- Add Prayer Request – Is someone sick? Is someone mission during the holidays? Is someone in need? Bring them up during your time of prayer. We are called to intercede for one another.
A Short Prayer for Christmas
Heavenly Father, we thank You for the gift of Your Son, Jesus. We praise You for His birth and the hope that He brings to our lives. As we celebrate His birth, help us to also remember Your great love for us. Let this Christmas season be a reminder of all He has done. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Prayer for Christmas Dinner
Lord, bless this meal we are about to enjoy. Thank You for providing for us and bringing us together during the holidays. I pray that this Christmas will be a time of joy and laughter. A time when we remember all the good times we’ve had together and look forward to many more to come. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Christmas Prayer to Remember the Birth of Jesus
Lord Jesus, as we celebrate Your birth, help us to remember why You came into the world. You came to save us from our sins and give us eternal life. Thank You for coming down from heaven and becoming one of us. Help this be the center of our Christmas celebration. We praise You for Your great love! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Christmas Prayer of Thanksgiving
Heavenly Father, how we praise and thank You for all You have done. Grant this holiday season that our hearts will be filled with thankfulness for all the blessings You have given us. We praise You for Your Son, Jesus. For His birth and what He did on Calvary. May our hearts be ever grateful. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Prayer for Christmas Eve
Father, as we gather together on Christmas Eve and enjoy each other’s company. I ask that You would be with us. I pray that our hearts will be filled with love and joy as we celebrate the birth of Your Son, Jesus. Help us to remember all He has done for us and the hope that He brings to our lives. Let this season be a shining light to all those who are in need. In His name, we pray, Amen.
Christmas Prayer for Hope
Lord, during this Christmas season, we are in need of Your hope. The world can be such a dark place, and we so easily get caught up in all the negativity that is going on. But, Jesus, You are our hope! You came into the world to save us from our sins and give us eternal life. I pray that during this holiday season, people will come to know You as their personal Savior. That Christmas time would bring on a whole new meaning for them. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.
Prayer for New Birth and Freedom in Christ
Lord, we are grateful for Your Son Jesus and the gift of salvation He offers. As we celebrate His birth during this Christmas season, may our hearts be filled with thankfulness for all You have done. I pray that those who don’t know You will come to understand the true meaning of Christmas and receive Jesus as their personal Savior. I pray that they will be set free from their sin and have eternal life in Your kingdom. In His name, we pray, Amen.
Christmas Prayer about Christ
Heavenly Father, my heart’s desire is to ensure that Christmas is all about Your Son, Jesus. That His birth would be the center of our celebration and that people would come to know Him as their personal Savior. I pray that during this holiday season, people will be drawn to You and come to understand the great love You have for us. Let this holiday season bring You glory and praise. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.
Prayer for Christmas Joy
Jesus, as we celebrate Your birth, I pray that our hearts would be filled with joy. That this holiday season would be a time of happiness and love. A time when we remember all the good times we’ve had together and look forward to many more to come. Thank You for my family and friends. I pray that we would all be drawn closer to each other and to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Christmas Prayer for Peace
Heavenly Father, I pray that during this holiday season, people would experience Your peace. That in the midst of all the hustle and bustle, they would take time to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. And most importantly, they would remember the reason for the season – Your wonderful Son, Jesus. I pray that people would come to know Him as their personal Savior and have eternal life in Your kingdom. In His name, we pray, Amen.
Christmas Prayer for Family Unity
Lord, during this holiday season, I pray for unity within my family. That we would put aside our differences and come together as one. That we would love and support each other through everything. I pray that the bond between us would be unbreakable and that we would always be there for each other, no matter what. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.
Short opening prayer for Christmas party
Heavenly Father, we come to You today to give thanks for all You have done. We celebrate the birth of Your Son, Jesus, and His gift of salvation. I pray that during this holiday season, people would come to know Him as their personal Savior. As we enjoy this Christmas party together, may our hearts be filled with love and joy. I pray that we will all be drawn closer to each other and to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Christmas Morning
Lord, as we enjoy this Christmas morning, I ask that You would be with us. That we would experience Your presence in a special way today. I pray that the joy of this season will fill our hearts and that we will remember the reason for the holiday. I pray that we will all be drawn closer to each other and to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer to Jesus in the Manger
O divine redeemer Jesus Christ, prostrate before thy crib; I believe thou art the God of infinite majesty, even though I do see thee here as a helpless babe. I humbly adore and thank thee for having so humbled thyself for my salvation as to will to be born in a stable. I thank thee for all thou didst wish to suffer for me in Bethlehem, for thy poverty and humility, for thy nakedness, tears, cold, and sufferings.
Would that I could show thee that tenderness which thy virgin mother had toward thee, and love thee as she did. Would that I could praise thee with the joy of the angels, that I could kneel before thee with the faith of St. Joseph, the simplicity of the shepherds.
Uniting myself with these first adorers at the crib, I offer thee the homage of my heart, and I beg that thou wouldst be born spiritually in my soul. Make me reflect in some degree the virtues of thy admirable nativity. Fill me with that spirit of renunciation, of poverty, of humility, which prompted thee to assume the weakness of our nature, and to be born amid destitution and suffering.Grant that from this day forward, I may in all things seek thy greater glory, and may enjoy that peace promised to men of good will.
– Author Unknown
In This Holy Season
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.
Be with us as we sing the ironies of Christmas, the incomprehensible comprehended, the poetry made hard fact, the helpless Babe who cracks the world asunder. We kneel before you shepherds, innkeepers, wise men. Help us to rise bigger than we are. Amen.
– Author Unknown
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Melissa is a passionate minister, speaker and an ongoing learner of the Bible. She has been involved in church and vocational ministry for over 18 years. And is the founder of Think About Such Things. She has the heart to equip the saints by helping them get into the Word of God and fall more in love with Jesus. She also enjoys family, cooking, and reading.
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