On a normal day our lives are so busy, but during the Christmas season, it reaches a whole new level. On the top of the usual tasks of carpool, grocery shopping, sports practice, house cleaning, homework, etc, there’s the added Christmas to-do list. And while the decorating and baking and gift buying and parties are fun, sometimes, there’s just no time! And I’m not trying to add anything to your already packed to-do list, but this is really simple and can really make a difference in your Christmas season!
This goes to the very top of the to do list: Christmas Prayers. These are very short and very simple. You could do one a day or one a week or do them all at the same time. But hopefully these Christmas Prayers will help you reflect on what’s most important this time of year.
Dear God, give us:
“As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.” (Luke 1:44)
Gratitude – Thank you for all of our blessings, not just the gifts under the tree.
“For the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name.” (Luke 1:49)
Light – May the light of Christ shine from within us.
“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” (Isaiah 9:2)
Love – Help us see ways to turn love into action this Christmas.
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40)
Peace – May the peace of Christ cover the busyness of this season.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)