Christmas prayers invoke the blessings of Jesus Christ on the glorious festival that is celebrated with fun, fervor, and devotion across the world. They are sung prior to Christmas dinner, on the eve of Christmas as well as on Christmas itself. Christmas prayers convey a lot of meaning - about Christmas, Christianity, humanity, and the Almighty, whose blessings are always needed by the humankind, to lead a peaceful and prolific life. Given below are a couple of Christmas prayers that are sung with all the devotion and dedication deserved by the religious festival of Christmas.
A Christmas Prayer
Loving God, Help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds,
and worship of the wise men.
Close the door of hate
and open the door of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every
Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings,
and teach us to be merry with clear hearts.
May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children,
and Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts,
forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus' sake. Amen.
- By Robert Louis Stevenson
Not Only Christmas Day
Lord, this is my prayer
Not only on Christmas Day
But until I see You face to face
May I live my life this way:
Just like the baby Jesus
I ever hope to be,
Resting in Your loving arms
Trusting in Your sovereignty.
And like the growing Christ child
In wisdom daily learning,
May I ever seek to know You
With my mind and spirit yearning.
Like the Son so faithful
Let me follow in Your light,
Meek and bold, humble and strong
Not afraid to face the night.
Nor cowardly to suffer
And stand for truth alone,
Knowing that Your kingdom
Awaits my going home.
Not afraid to sacrifice
Though great may be the cost,
Mindful how You rescued me
From broken-hearted loss.
Like my risen Savior
The babe, the child, the Son,
May my life forever speak
Of who You are and all You've done.
So while this world rejoices
And celebrates Your birth,
I treasure You, the greatest gift
Unequaled in Your worth.
I long to hear the same words
That welcomed home Your Son,
'Come, good and faithful servant,'
Your Master says, 'Well done.'
And may heaven welcome others
Who will join with me in praise
Because I lived for Jesus Christ
Not only Christmas Day
- By Mary Fairchild
Christmas is a time to invoke the blessings of the Almighty, to bless us with peaceful life. Check out a couple of religious Christmas prayers.