“Round this table, here to pray. First, we thank you for the day. For our family and our friends. Gifts of grace that heaven lends. Living water, daily bread. Countless blessings our God sends. Thank you, Jesus, for them all. For the great ones and the small. When we're happy, when we're sad. On the good days and the bad. We are grateful, we are glad. Amen.” — Mary Fairchild
“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.” — Rebecca Barlow Jordan
“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
“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 comprehension, 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
“Happy birthday, Jesus! I celebrate your birth and your life. Thank you for coming to earth as a baby, bringing life and hope to us all. I surrender to you. May each day be a celebration of Who you are in my life. In your name, I pray. Amen.” - Mary Southerland
“Jesus, the Light of the World, as we celebrate your birth, may we begin to see the world in the light of 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.” — Karen L. Oberst
“Give us, O God, the vision which can see thy love in the world in spite of human failure. Give us the faith to trust goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness. Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts, and show us what each one of us can do to set forth the coming of the day of universal peace. Amen.” — Frank Borman
Christmas Prayers For Families And Friends
“Lord God the Holy Ghost, may faith grow in men. May they believe in Christ to the saving of their souls. May their little faith brighten into strong faith and may their strong faith ripen into the full assurance of faith. May we all have this last blessing. May we believe God fully. May we never waver. Resting in the great Surety and High Priest of the New Covenant may we feel ‘the peace of God which passeth all understanding,’ and may we enter into rest.”— Charles H. Spurgeon
“Almighty God, grant that the new birth of your Son in the flesh redeems us from the old slavery under the yoke of sin, so we may receive him with joy as our Redeemer, and that when when he comes to judge we may see Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen.”— Wilhelm Loehe
Dear God, thank you for letting me have family and friends to celebrate with at Christmas time. I pray that those people who don’t have anyone can still have a Merry Christmas. Make me a worker for You, so I can help someone who isn’t feeling happy this Christmas. In Your name, I pray. Amen.
May all my family members and friends who need miracles be blessed. May whoever is feeling unwell and weak be given strength. May all of those who have heavy burdens have their load lightened. May your Christmas be one filled with happiness and joy.
Christmas Prayers For Kids
Dear Jesus, I know I’m very blessed today, spending time with my family, having a yummy dinner, and getting to open presents, but I know there are many people who won’t get those things today. Please send them lots of blessings, and let them know that someone is thinking about them on Christmas. Help me see how I can bless other people, too! In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Lord God, Thank You for this wonderful Christmas morning. Thank You for the presents, breakfast, and this time with my family. Please guide me on what to do today to make it memorable and special, and according to Your will. Please also help me make today peaceful and in celebration of your birth. Amen.
Lord, I want to be a light for the world like You. Help me to remember during this Christmas season to let my light shine for all the people I see. Help me to say the right words, act like You, and understand their problems as You would. Help me to shine and be decorated for Jesus. Decorate me with Your love, patience, care, compassion, and strength. In Your name. Amen.
Jesus Christ, You are amazing and You love us so much. Thank you for Christmas, for decorations, for cookies, and presents. Christmas gives us so many good things, but the best one is You. You bring us so much every day, I hope that what we give back to You is always our best. Remind us that all good and perfect things come from You. Help us to follow Your rules, love You, and always pray and read our Bibles. Show me when I can bring joy to You and never let me miss a chance to share the bible with others. In Your name. Amen.
Christmas Prayers For Dinner
In a world where so many are hungry, may we eat this food with humble hearts; In a world where so many are lonely, may we share this friendship with joyful hearts. Amen. — Mary Fairchild
Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and worship of the wise men. Close the door of hate and open the door 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 which Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clear hearts. 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. Amen. — Robert Louis Stevenson
Prayers For Christmas Eve
“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.” — Ray Pritchard
“Father, You make this holy night radiant with the splendor of Jesus Christ our light. We welcome Him as Lord, the true light of the world. Bring us to eternal joy in the kingdom of heaven where He lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit. One God, for ever and ever.” — International Commission on English in the Liturgy
“Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and worship of the wise men. Close the door of hate and open the door 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 which Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clear hearts. 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. Amen.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
Short Christmas Prayers
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.
“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.” — Author Unknown
“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 free men rejoice, for their Liberator is born. Let All Christians rejoice, for Jesus Christ is born.” — St. Augustine of Hippo