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Prayer for Christmas Dinner

Eternal God,
This joyful day is radiant with the brilliance of your one true light. May that light illuminate our
hearts and shine in our words and deeds. May the hope, the peace, the joy, and the love
represented by the birth in Bethlehem fill our lives and become part of all that we say and do.
May we share the divine life of your son Jesus Christ, even as he humbled himself to share our
humanity. Bless us and the feast that You have provided for us, let us be thankful for the true gift
of Christmas, your Son. Amen.
Christmas Eve Prayer
Most Loving Father, thank you for this night and for all it represents. Thank you for the hope you
bestow, the peace you bring, the love you pour out, and the joy you give. We praise you most of
all for Jesus, your Word made flesh. May he light our way as the holy star lit the way for the
wise men. Amen.
Joy
Restore the joy of Your salvation to us; let us experience the joy of Your presence (Psalm 51:12;
16:11).
Peace
Let Your peace rule and guard our hearts; give us more of You - You are our peace (Colossians
3:15; Philippians 4:7; Ephesians 2:14).
Hope
Enlighten the eyes of our heart so that we may know the hope You called us to (Ephesian
Favor
Let Your favor rest on us (Luke 2:52).
Life
Shine Your light of life on us; help us to walk in it (Job 33:30; Psalm 56:13).
Salvation
Help us to fear You so we can unlock the treasure of Your salvation (Isaiah 33:6).
Selflessness
Keep us from self-seeking attitudes that reject truth (Romans 2:8).
Generosity
Make us rich in ways that result in generosity on our part so You will be praised (2 Corinthians
9:11).
Receiving
Help us receive Your kingdom, Your Spirit, and Your grace (Daniel 7:18; John 20:22; Romans
5:17).
Seeking
Encourage us to seek Your face with all our hearts (Deuteronomy 4:29; Psalm 27:8).
Praise
We ascribe glory to Your name, Lord; we come before You in worship for You are holy (1
Chronicles 16:28-29).
Selflessness
Keep us from self-seeking attitudes that reject truth (Romans 2:8).

Dear Lord,
We come in prayer thanking you for the birth of Jesus, and thanking
you for ALL the blessings of the Christmas season.
Christmas reminds us of the most important things in life.
And it reminds us of the most important people in our life.
Thank you for all the wonderful people who are here to share
Christmas joy with one another.
May we happily remember this day for many years to come.
Amen

Dear Heavenly Father,

I come before you today humbly to thank you, thank you for your blessings and
keeping your promises. I thank you not only for the wonderful times, but also for
helping us through the hard times. I thank you for your grace, your mercy and the
undeserved favor you have shown me throughout this last year.

Lord, I pray for continued blessings in the year to come. I pray for healing where
healing is needed, comfort where comfort is needed and provision where provision is
needed. I ask that this Christmas party honor you and celebrate Your birth more than
it celebrates our own accomplishments, because we know that no accomplishments
are possible without your blessing.

It is not by my own power, but by your mercy and grace that I stand here today
praying before the family that I love so much. It is with a grateful heart that I pray
these words. May your kingdom reign forever. In your name we pray, Amen.