Christmas Prayers For The Family

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What are some Christmas prayers for the family?

Christmas prayers for the family are often led by the head of household. It is a privilege to lead your family in prayer, not only on Christmas but throughout the year. These prayers reveal the familyís trust in the Lord to meet needs, concerns, and other issues in their lives. As the Word says, ďAnd we can be confident that He will listen to us whenever we ask Him for anything in line with His willĒ (1 John 5:14).

Some people organize their prayers: praise (thanking God for His provision); repentance (turning away from sin); asking (sharing with God what you hope He will do); yielding (submitting to the authority of God -- even if it means not receiving what was asked for).

Donít assume that God only wants to hear weighty matters. Be honest with the One who knows and cares about each of your needs. You are praying to a God of justice and love. Your concern should affect the content of your prayer.

Christmas Prayers for the Family Ė Some Ideas

  • Encourage your family to focus on love during the Christmas season because God sent Jesus in love for all people (John 3:16). Pray and look for opportunities for the family to extend themselves to people they come across. Allow every handshake, touch on the arm, or hug to be a chance to point others towards God. These simple, ordinary gestures at any time of the year can transform lives and initiate faith.

  • Our prayers can focus not only on Christís past birth, but also on present world events and personal concerns. When you remember those lowly shepherds and Christís impoverished birth, think of the forgotten poor of our world.

  • Commit the coming year to God. Ask Him to watch over your family and protect them from harm.

  • Thank God for sending His son Jesus to earth to provide an eternal home in heaven for those who accept His gift.

  • The Christ Child, Joseph, and Mary remind our broken society of the importance of family. The unified family can grow spiritually together before God. Christmas is a perfect time for family members to bond. The season introduces us to the rich traditions of people throughout the world, reminding us of the unity of all Christians as children of God.



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