Christmas for many is more than just a festival. It is a jubilant time in everyone's life that they prefer to spend with their family and friends. It is more like a time to have a reunion. There is nothing more than having a fun filled atmosphere with your family, eating those wonderful Christmas delights while exchanging Christmas gifts with each other. Christmas has a religious interpretation added to it and for the Christians; Christmas is the day marking the birth of Jesus Christ. Since there is a great amount of religious connotation attached to it, you can find a number of Christmas prayers associated with it as well. A Christmas dinner prayer or a blessing or a grace as it is often referred, is a good way to spare some substantial time to remember the true reason of celebrating Christmas. Take it as an opportunity to surrender yourself to the wishes of God and seek his blessings on the occasion of this Christmas. A prayer is the easiest way to reach God and ask His blessings. Given here are some prayers that can be said at a family dinner.
Dinner Prayer For Christmas
"Oh, how I praise the Lord. How I rejoice in God my Savior! For He took notice of His lowly servant girl, and now generation after generation will call me blessed. For He, the Mighty One, is holy, and He has done great things for me. His mercy goes on from generation to generation, to all who fear Him. His mighty arm does tremendous things! How He scatters the proud and haughty ones! He has taken princes from their thrones and exalted the lowly. He has satisfied the hungry with good things and sent the rich away with empty hands. And how He has helped His servant Israel! He has not forgotten His promise to be merciful. For He promised our ancestors -- Abraham and His children -- to be merciful to them forever" (Luke 1:46-55)
Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child,
Make thee a bed, soft, undefiled,
Within my heart, that it may be
A quiet chamber kept for Thee.
My heart for very joy doth leap,
My lips no more can silence keep,
I too must sing, with joyful tongue,
That sweetest ancient song,
Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given
While angels sing with pious mirth.
A glad new year to all the earth!
Holy Night Oh Holy night!
The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Savior's birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
Oh night divine. Oh night when Christ was born;
Oh night divine, Oh night divine.
Children's Dinner Blessing
Happy Birthday, Jesus! We are happy because today is your special day, you were born today, just for us.. We thank you that you came from heaven to earth just for us. Thank you for all you did for us when you were here with us. You taught us how to love each other, help us to remember to be more loving. You taught us how to do the right thing, remind us that you are with us, even when we think no one is looking. We thank you that you didn't just stay a baby in a cradle but you grew up to be our savior and died on the cross for our sins. We thank you that you didn't stay dead but you came alive and went to heaven, opening a way so we can go there too, someday. Thank you for this food and for all our family and friends. Thank you for everyone who helped makes this a great day. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Christmas though is a joyful festival; we should remember God Almighty for giving an opportunity to enjoy this celebration. Remember Him through these prayers.