This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy for more info.
It’s never too early to pray. May these prayers for Christmas provide inspiration as you prepare for the upcoming Christmas season.
My husband and I pray all throughout the year for many reasons. For example, one of the prayers we continue to declare is for the health of our loved ones. Especially for the year 2020, we have been praying for our health not only for protection (aka: prayers during a pandemic) but also hoping that when Christmas time comes, we can celebrate without fear.
You don’t have to hold back your prayers for Christmas just for the holidays. You can pray anytime during the year and plant seeds of prayer to prepare for the holiday season. Much like how an owner who may heavily rely on the holiday season for business would prepare months before the holiday season, why would prayer be any different?
To make things easier to navigate, here is an overview of this post:
- Why Is Prayer So Powerful?
- What Is Prayer And How Do We Do It?
- Why Do We Pray And When Do We Do It?
- Prayers For Christmas
- Lord’s Prayer
- Prayers For Christmas Bible Verses
WHY IS PRAYER SO POWERFUL?
To answer this question thoroughly will take much longer than a single post. I am no theologian, but without glossing things over too much, I do want to be clear and share why I believe in the power of prayer and how praying will change your life.
WHAT IS PRAYER AND HOW DO WE DO IT?
Simply put, prayer is a conversation with God. Similarly to how you would have a conversation with your friend who listens when you’re venting, celebrating, or confused, Jesus is our friend who listens when we speak to Him.
There are many studies on the types of prayers in the Bible. Melissa Tumino takes us on a deeper dive as to the 9 Types Of Prayer In The Bible explaining the biblical methods behind prayers.
WHY DO WE PRAY AND WHEN DO WE DO IT?
We pray because God told us to pray.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1st Thessalonians 5:16-18
We also pray because it gives us hope — hope for comfort, provision, love, peace, and grace. When we are praying to the Father, we are also choosing to trust in His will for our circumstances.
Be it in silence or out loud, prayer can be spoken anytime by yourself or with an entire congregation. You don’t have to be a pastor or a very smart person to pray. You don’t have to be going through a hard time or have the perfect life. All you need is to simply have faith and the willingness to seek God.
I am excited to share with you my prayers for Christmas. Remember, prayer is also a beautiful moment where we can come into agreement being reminded of His love and grace in our lives.
May these prayers inspire you and your family as you prepare and enjoy the Christmas season.
PRAYERS FOR CHRISTMAS
Prayers For Christmas With My Spouse
Loving God, thank You for our beautiful marriage. Thank You that throughout the year, You continue to shower upon us your blessings and favor in our relationship. Thank You for your provision and protection over our lives. We pray that our marriage will be an encouragement and a beacon of hope to those who are needing it during this holiday season. Please help us stay humble and willing to help those in need. Help us to never lose focus on You as we continue to build upon our marriage this Christmas. We love You and thank You for your love. In Jesus’ loving name we pray, Amen.
Christmas Morning Prayer
Father, in Heaven, thank You for blessing us this morning as we celebrate the day of your birth and all that it means.Today is a reminder that your presence in our lives has brought us so much life and purpose. Let this day be a day of celebration and gratitude for giving us the most priceless gift of all, Your Son. I love You and thank You for your great love. In Your precious name I pray, Amen.
Christmas Prayer For Parents
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for using my parents to show me what it means to be loved. You have placed them in my life to be such a powerful beacon of hope and perseverance. I’m so thankful that I am fortunate enough to have my parents with me during this time. I pray that you will bless my parents emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I declare great blessings and favor upon their health and continued protection as we embark a new year. In Jesus’ loving name I pray, Amen.
Christmas Dinner Prayer
Dear Jesus, thank You for this wonderful meal and all the hands that contributed to making this dinner. I pray that You will nourish our bodies with this food and that our conversation will be pleasing to Your ear. I declare that Your love and presence will continue to be with us throughout the night as we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. In Your Holy name we pray, Amen.
Christmas Prayer For Your Job (or Business)
Lord, thank You for your provision and this opportunity to work. I pray that you will bless my career and use me to be an inspiration to my coworkers and people I meet. I pray for wisdom, grace, and strategy that I may do my work well with excellence and joy. I ask for strength to continue to complete my tasks honorably and be an example of your love during the holiday season. I pray all this in Your beautiful Son’s name, Amen.
Prayers For Christmas With Your Kids
Pappa God, thank You for loving us and reminding us that You are such a great big God who cares about everyone. I pray that You will protect and be with the children that may not have families and help them know that they are not alone. Help us to be caring and kind to our friends. Help us to be obedient to our parents and be good helpers during Christmas. We love You and we pray all these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Christmas Prayer On Gratitude
Loving Father, thank You for your provision, Your grace, Your kindness, and Your love. Thank You for always reminding me that I am never alone and that You have a powerful destiny planned for me. Thank You for coming to this earth and revealing what it means to be a child of God. Thank you for giving us hope to trust you completely. Thank you for this day, another beautiful reminder that you are such a good God. In Jesus’ beautiful name I prayer, Amen.
Christmas Prayer To Conceive A Baby
Precious Father, You know the desires of our hearts. We want to build our family and have a baby. I declare fertility and a healthy pregnancy in the name of Jesus. I pray that our hope continues to stay focused on You and not let disappointing circumstances define us during the holidays. Please protect our minds and hearts so that we do not become distracted by lies or confusion from the enemy that wants to discourage us. Thank You for being the greatest gift of all in our lives. In Your kind and loving name we pray, Amen.
Prayers For Christmas With Your Grandparents
Dear Lord, thank You for amazing grandparents. I pray for the blessings of health and prosperity over their lives. Thank You for their wisdom and ability to teach me many lessons in life. I pray that this holiday season will be another mark in their lives where they are reminded that anything is possible. May You protect their dreams and aspirations. Use them as a powerful influence in our family that You are so Good. In Your powerful name I pray, Amen
Christmas Prayer About Salvation
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for saving me and reminding me that my sins are forgiven when I give them all to You. I believe in Your goodness and the symbol that this day represents. I believe in my salvation and the victories You’ve won for me. I turn to You and ask that You will take away my sins. I choose You, Father. I seek a relationship with You and want to follow You the rest of my life. Thank You for Your unconditional love. In Your mighty name I pray, Amen.
After Christmas Prayer
Dear Jesus, thank You for blessing me and my family with a wonderful celebration of Your birth. Thank You for keeping us safe and allowing us to gather together. I pray that we never forget that You are good not just on Christmas Day but all the days. Help us to keep hope and never forget that You love us beyond a day of opening presents and caroling hymns. Help us not to fall into temptations and lose sight of what Christmas is all about. In Your precious name I pray, Amen.
Christmas Prayer For Peace
Dear Pappa God, thank You for reminding me that You are my source of peace. In Your word, Philippians 4:7, You are the God that gives us peace, which surpasses all understanding. Help us to let go of control and try to fix things that are beyond our understanding by trusting You completely. May you fill our minds and hearts with peace during this Christmas season and help us to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. We trust You and love You with all our hearts. In Your peaceful and powerful name we pray, Amen.
Dear Lord, thank You for Your incredible blessings throughout the year. I pray that during this holiday season, I can continue to be a blessing in our family and our community. I ask that You will use me to share Your gospel and be a blessing to those all around me reminding them of Your love. Will You please use me as a translator of Your beautiful love. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Christmas Day Prayer
Dear Jesus, on this day, we celebrate You. We rejoice in You and the promises You’ve made to us. Thank You for giving us Your son so that we may be saved from eternal death and build a relationship with You in Heaven. Lord, we pray that our lives will be a daily celebration of Your love and goodness from this day. In Jesus’ Holy name we pray, Amen.
Prayers For Christmas With Missing Family Members
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for our family. Thank You that we are able to gather together on this day celebrating Your Son, Jesus. Though not all of us are with us today, we pray that Your Spirit will be upon them and be with them wherever they are. We pray that they will not feel alone but loved and cherished. May this time apart draw us even closer to each other and to You. In Jesus’ lovely name we pray, Amen.
Praying For Those In Need On Christmas
Father in Heaven, thank You that we have a roof over our heads and food on the table during this winter. There are so many things to be grateful for and so many things we forget about. We pray that You will be with those who are in need and provide them with Your love and provision during this time. Will You use us to be a vessel of Your love and a tool that helps those in need. Help us to be obedient and willing when You call. In Your gracious name we pray, Amen.
Prayers For Coworkers On Christmas
Dear God, thank You that I have a job. Thank You for my coworkers — even those who are more challenging to work with during the businesses of the holiday season. I pray that I will remain calm and continue to do my work with honor and excellence. Will You bring blessings upon my coworkers and protect them so that they may enjoy this Christmas rather than feeling stressed. In Your good and wonderful name I pray, Amen.
Christmas Prayers For Your Pets
Father God, thank You for my dog, Nacho. I pray that he will stay healthy and feel extra loved during the holiday season. Thank You for the joy Nacho brings to our family. May we care for Nacho better each day than the day before. Although he is a dog, he is part of our family blessings. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Prayers For Christmas for A Student
Dear loving Jesus Christ, thank You for this opportunity where I can continue my education. There’re so many people on this planet that may not have food or access to proper academics. I pray that I will continue to steward what You’ve given me and that I will do my best in all my school work. I pray for strength, wisdom, knowledge, and supernatural peace as I rest and prepare for the upcoming school year. In Your almighty name I pray, Amen.
Prayers For Christmas With Your Friends
Father God, thank You for my wonderful friends; especially, my friends who are closer to me than a sibling. Thank You for showing us that through each other we are loved and blessed this Christmas. We pray that as we continue our friendship, we will never forget Your goodness in our lives. Not just during the holidays but through every day, will You use us to sharpen each other and be a safe place to seek Your truths. We pray great blessings in our friendship. In Jesus’ beautiful name we pray, Amen.
Short Prayers For Christmas
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, thank You for reminding me the true meaning of Christmas and all that You’ve given me. I pray Your goodness will never be forgotten and that I live up to my fullest potential with You. In Your Son’s precious name I pray, Amen.
Working on Christmas Day Prayer
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, thank You for the opportunity to work and bring provision to my family. I ask for extra grace and encouragement as I am headed off to work on Christmas. Though I may want to stay behind and celebrate with my family, I pray that I will lead by example and bring encouragement to my coworkers. Help me to stay faithful and obedient while at work. Thank You for being with me always. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
Mourning A Loss During Christmas Prayer
Almighty God, thank You for my life. I am sad that my dad is not with me today; but I know that he is with You now celebrating life. I ask for peace and comfort during this time as I am reminded even more how much I miss him. May your Holy Spirit comfort bring peace and grace to me during this time as I continue to heal. May I continue to be strong, vulnerable, and honest but never giving up hope on this beautiful life you’ve given me. Merry Christmas, daddy. I know you are enjoying heaven like a big party. In your loving name I pray, Amen.
Christmas Eve Blessings & Prayer
Dear mighty God, we celebrate how exciting it was to announce the coming of Your son. We are reminded that it truly was a miracle and the greatest blessing of all. Thank You for giving us Your beautiful Son and sharing the news with the world through the Star of Bethlehem. We pray blessings throughout the night declare your good news. In Your good and gracious name we pray, Amen.
Prayers For Christmas To Refocus
Dear Jesus, I ask for your forgiveness for sliding away from you. You never cease to show us how much you care about your children. You never cease to forgive our sins, restore our brokenness, and rejuvenate hope when we didn’t deserve it. We are your children and called to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Thank you for never letting me go and meeting me where I’m at today. I pray for a sound mind to refocus on you and your Holy Spirit to help me operate from a place of love and not of fear. In Your loving name I pray, Amen
Matthew 6:9-13 New King James Version (NKJV)
In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
PRAYERS FOR CHRISTMAS BIBLE VERSES
Matthew 1:21-23 New Living Translation (NLT)
And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus,[a] for he will save his people from their sins.”
All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet:
“Look! The virgin will conceive a child!
She will give birth to a son,
and they will call him Immanuel,
which means ‘God is with us.’”
Matthew 2:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
And after entering the house, they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then, after opening their treasure chests, they presented to Him gifts [fit for a king, gifts] of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
John 1:29 New International Version (NIV)
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
Galatians 4:4-5 English Standard Version (ESV)
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
Philippians 2:8-10 English Standard Version (ESV)
And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
James 1:17 New International Version (NIV)
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
John 1:5-11 New International Version (NIV)
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
Isaiah 7:14 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Listen carefully, the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and she will call his name Immanuel (God with us).
Luke 2:6-7 Amplified Bible (AMP)
While they were there [in Bethlehem], the time came for her to give birth, and she gave birth to her Son, her firstborn; and she wrapped Him in [swaddling] cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no [private] room for them in the inn.
Isaiah 9:6-7 New King James Version (NKJV)
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
1 Timothy 1:15-17 New International Version (NIV)
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
John 3:16-18 The Message (MSG)
“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.
My hope is to provide a fun and cheerful platform where my readers can find inspiration on prayers for Christmas. You can also find more Christmas inspiration on the blog such as 51 Funny Christmas Card Messages.
Do you have a favorite Christmas prayer? I’d love to hear them. Please share them below in the comment section.