Prayers that will help you prepare yourself for the best Christmas ever!

Prayers to prepare you for Christmas #1

Father,

Thank you so much for the gift of your Son Jesus Christ, my Savior. God, you know it is easy for me to be stressed during the Christmas season. I need your help remaining focused on You. I know that this earth promises temporary happiness and distractions, but all true joy comes from You. Lord, help me to remember what the Bible says, “I will take joy in the God of my salvation” (Habakkuk 3:18b). Fill me up with the true joy of knowing You, and having a relationship with Your Son, and the purpose of His birth, which was my redemption.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen.


Prayers to Prepare for Christmas #2

A Prayer for Love

Father,

Thank you for loving me so much that You gave Your only Son to die for my sins, and be the way for a sinner such as myself to come before You. I pray that in my life, You will multiply your love. Help me to love my friends and family more. Teach me to love strangers the way You do. I also ask that others feel Your love at this time of year when we focus on the great love You bestowed on us through Jesus Christ. Reveal some new facet of Your love to Your church this holiday season. Use Your disciples to be the light of the world that shines Your love.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen


Prayers to Prepare for Christmas #3

Father,

Thank you for providing peace that surpasses my ability to understand it. It is wonderful to live a life where I can always turn to You when I am worried, upset, or when life gets difficult. Through the prophet Isaiah, You assured us that, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3). Lord, there is often a focus on peace on earth at Christmas, but many people do not pursue You for that peace. They try to bring about, force, manufacture, or coerce peace between men. But You, O Lord, are the great reconciler. Please give me a peaceful heart, so I am at peace with my brothers and sisters in Christ, as well as those who do not know You yet. I know there will not be world peace until after Your return, but I know that You can give me peace.

In Jesus name I humbly ask for this,

Amen.


Prayers to Prepare for for Christmas #4

A Prayer against Being too Materialistic

Father,

As the year comes to a close, I know I should be focused on You. While I enjoy decorating my home for the season, giving gifts to my loved ones, and preparing for the new year, help me not to get too focused on “stuff.” I want to be focused on You, family, friends, and spiritual matters. Keep my heart centered on You, rather than on the materialistic message and inclination of this time of year. Have Your way in my heart, O Lord.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen.


Prayers to Prepare for Christmas #5

A Prayer for Reconciliation

Father,

Thank you for sending Your Son, Jesus, to die on the cross so that I can be reconciled to You. I know I was a sinner separated from You by my sin, but because of the death and resurrection of Jesus, I have a relationship with you. Lord, because of my sinful heart, I know that I come into conflict with people in my life. Your Word is clear though, I should be reconciled with others just like I am with You. If I have hurt someone, show me so that I can make it right. Help me to forgive and reach out to those who have hurt me. Help me embody the reconciliation that You extended to me.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen.


Prayers to Prepare For Christmas #6

A Prayer to Focus on Jesus

Father,

Thank you for sending Your Son to die in my place, thereby paying the debt for my sin. At this time of year, I want to be focused on the miracle of Jesus’ birth, and the significance of that moment. Please help me to keep my mind on Jesus Christ and the gift of His miraculous birth in the midst of the chaos, the shopping, and the stress that seems to go along with how the world celebrates Christmas. The church sets aside time in December to think about the miracle of the virgin birth, and the gift of God’s grace and forgiveness that was embodied in the baby Jesus. Let that be my primary focus this Christmas.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen.


Prayers to Prepare for Christmas #7

A Prayer for Humility

Father,

Thank you for Your kindness and love. I know that Jesus had a truly humble spirit because He poured out His glory and came to this earth, took on flesh, and lived as a helpless child. For Jesus, the Creator of the universe, to give up His power and His throne to live among sinful man, was an act of true selflessness. Father, teach me that kind of attitude. Give me a humble spirit so that I can live for You and for others. Make me more like You. Help me to remember the great act of sacrifice that occurred at Christmas and then was completed at the cross.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen.


Prayers to Prepare for Christmas #8

A Prayer for Opportunities to Share the Gospel

Father,

Thank you for the gift of salvation. I praise You, Jesus my Savior, for coming to die on the cross for my sins. This Christmas, please show me someone that does not know You as their Savior, and use me to share the good news of forgiveness with them. Please use me to show Your love to someone who does not know it yet, and show them the true importance of Christmas.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen.


Prayers to Prepare for Christmas #9

A Prayer for Opportunities to do Good

Father,

Thank you for making Your love and forgiveness accessible to all people. Thank your that Word says the needy shall not be forgotten and the hope of the poor shall not perish. I am grateful for all You have done for me, and I want to show Your love to others this Christmas. Lord, please open my heart and my eyes to see those in need around me, and give me the power and ability to make a difference for them. Help me to see the person to whom I can give a cup of water, a warm blanket, or a strong prayer. Guide me to someone who You want to use me to help.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen.


Prayers to Prepare for Christmas #10

A Prayer against Loneliness

Father,

Thank you for always being with us. Your Word says that if we could ascend to heaven, or descend to the depths of Sheol, or could take up wings and soar to the heights, or could dive to the depths of the sea, when we arrived we would discover that wherever we are, You are with us (Psalm 139). Lord, many people get very lonely at Christmas because they cannot be with loved ones due to distance, death, or disagreement. Please help them to feel Your presence; comfort them and help them to know Your joy. If someone is lonely who does not know You, please send someone to share the Gospel with them. If that person can be me, please use me in that way, to be a friend and a source of comfort to the lonely.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen.


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