25 Joyful Prayers to Ready Your Heart for Christmas

Jesus, light of the world, we worship You this Christmas season! May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be pleasing to you. May our actions bring glory and fame to Your Name. May we be more concerned with the Giver than the gifts. May we seek to shine our lights so that this world may come to know You as well. 

As we focus our hearts on Jesus this Christmas season, we can offer Him one prayer each day, focusing on who He is and all He has done for us! When we are reminded of who Jesus is, we are filled with joy and peace. We must turn our eyes to Him, in an ever-changing world, to be reminded that He truly is the Savior of the World. 

Jesus, You are Abba Father. You are my daddy, the perfect Father. You have adopted me into Your family and I am Yours. (Romans 8:15

Jesus, You are Almighty God. You are mighty and powerful and You can do anything. Thank You for the gift of salvation. (Revelation 1:8)

Jesus, You are the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. You are the same yesterday, today and forevermore. May that truth bring me peace in an ever-changing world. (Revelation 1:8)

Jesus, You are the Author and Perfecter of my faith. Thank You that I don’t have to do more, be more or say more to earn Your love. You are the author of my life and my faith. (Hebrews 12:2)

Jesus, You are the Bread of Life. You provide everything I need. You are my sustenance and my portion. I have all I need in You alone. (John 6:32)

Jesus, You are my Comforter. When sorrow abounds, help me to turn to You and You will fill me with Your peace. (Jeremiah 8:18)

Jesus, You are my Deliverer. You have delivered me from the hold of sin in my life. You have delivered me from the enemy. You have delivered me from myself time and time again. I praise You for Your deliverance. (Romans 11:26)

Jesus, You are Emmanuel. Emmanuel, God with us, thank You for Your constant presence and love in my life. (Isaiah 7:14)

Jesus, You are my Everlasting Father. When I am feeling unloved or alone, remind me that You are the Father that never walks away. You are with me from everlasting to everlasting. You will never forsake me. (Isaiah 9:6)

Jesus, You are a Friend of sinners. Knowing that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Yet You sit at the table with sinners, with me. You are my friend. A faithful friend.  (Matthew 11:19)

Jesus, You are Faithful and True. There has never been another more faithful and true than You. Remind me on my darkest days, that You came to earth, even as a baby born in a stable, to be our Faithful God. (Revelation 19:11)

Jesus, You are my healer. You are Jehovah-Rapha. You heal me in ways I never even knew I needed healing. You may not heal all of my physical infirmities while I’m here on earth, but I receive the ultimate healing when I meet You face to face one day. (Psalm 103:3)

Jesus, You are my hope. When I place my hope in anything else, I am disappointed. But You never disappoint. I don’t have to fear tomorrow because of You. I don’t have to fear death because You have conquered death for me and I will spend eternity in Your presence. (1 Timothy 1:1)

Jesus, You are Jehovah-Jireh. You are my Provider. You provide all my needs, I need not look any further than You. (Genesis 22:12-14)

Jesus, You are my King of Kings and Lord of Lords. There is no other ruler here on earth that can secure my future and give me hope. All my hope is in You, Lord! (Revelation 19:16)

Jesus, You are the Lamb of God. We worship You as the sacrifice given so that we might have eternal life with You. You came to this earth as the Son of God and as the lamb of God--the sacrifice given so that I could have a relationship with You. (John 1:29)

Jesus, You are the Light of the world. You have come into our world and in You all darkness diminishes. Remind me that there is no darkness in me that Your light can’t seek and save. (John 8:12

Jesus, You are my Prince of Peace. Thank You that no matter what is happening around me, I can have peace when I come to You. You are peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

Jesus, You are my Redeemer. You can redeem all the broken places in our lives and make them into something beautiful. Thank You for Your redeeming work in my life. (Job 19:25)

Jesus, You are the Resurrection and the Life. Because of Your life, Your death and Your resurrection we can celebrate Christmas and every other holiday… and every ordinary day… with the hope of heaven. You have taken the punishment for me, You have risen from the dead and You have taken the sting of death away. Victory is mine because of You, Jesus. (John 11:25)

Jesus, You are my Rock. You are my steady Rock and my firm foundation. When my emotions are all over the place, when my life seems like a roller coaster, You are the steady rock that holds my hand and guides my days. (2 Samuel 22:2)

Jesus, You are my Shepherd. You lead me beside quiet waters. You guide me. You tenderly care for me. (Psalm 23

Jesus, You are my Stronghold. In my weakness, You are strong. I don’t have to be strong, because You are. Thank You for being my stronghold. (Psalm 9:9)

Jesus, You are my Savior. You were sent to earth as a Savior. My Savior. Savior of the world, yet You know and love me intimately. Thank You for the cross and all it means. (Luke 2:11)

Jesus, You are truth. In a world with no absolute truths, I am reminded that You are truth. You reign with truth and grace. (John 1:14)


Candace Crabtree is just a broken mama thankful for grace and new mercies every morning. She and her husband live in East Tennessee where they homeschool their 3 kids. Candace also enjoys teaching piano, coffee, good books and blogging at His Mercy Is New. On her blog she shares encouragement for weary women from God's Word along with resources for learning to pray the Scriptures. 

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Publication date: November 29, 2016


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