For most of us, Christmas can be wrapped up in gleeful holiday with embellished Christmas tree, delicious delicacies, receiving gifts and wishes from friends and family, and finally waiting for Santa Claus and his gifts to arrive. However, what we forget is the religious connotation of the festival. Christmas is the day of the Jesus Christ, and a day to be thankful for His sacrifices for us. The best way to celebrate Christmas and remembering Him is through the prayers. Through Christmas prayers, you can ask for the blessings of Jesus Christ on the glorious festival that is celebrated with fun, fervor, and devotion across the world. There are Christmas prayers for almost all occasions on Christmas, for a Christmas morning, a Christmas evening, Christmas dinner, even for opening a Christmas gift. 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 here are some prayers that can be sung together along with your family and friends before you start a party at your place.
Prayers For Christmas Party
ĎA Christmas Prayer'- Robert Louis Stevenson
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 greeting.
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.
A Christmas Evening Prayer
Lord God we praise you for creating man, and still more for restoring him in Christ. Your Son shared our weakness: may we share his glory, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
Eternal God, This Joyful Day
Eternal God, this joyful day is radiant with the brilliance of your one true light. May that light illuminate our hearts and shine in our words and deeds. May the hope, the peace, the joy, and the love represented by the birth in Bethlehem fill our lives and become part of all that we say and do. May we share the divine life of your son Jesus Christ, even as he humbled himself to share our humanity. Bless us and the feast that You have provided for us, let us be thankful for the true gift of Christmas, your Son. Amen.
Jesus, The Light Of The World
Jesus, the Light of the World, as we celebrate your birth may we begin to see the world in the light of the understanding you give us. As you chose the lowly, the outcasts, and the poor to receive the greatest news the world had ever known, so may we worship you in meekness of heart. May we also remember our brothers and sisters less fortunate than ourselves in this season of giving. Amen.
Family Christmas Prayer
I think about my family, my relatives, the neighbors, people with whom we will spend this day. Dear Jesus, as I look at their faces and remember their stories, there are feelings of gratitude and some fear and anxiety. Thank you for these loved ones and please forgive me for the ways I have been less than accepting and loving. Please heal the wounds, division and conflicts that stand between us and help me to remember how dearly you love them. I only want to remember that you have come to save us all.
More than the celebration of the festival, it is the sanctimonious birth of Jesus Christ that should be celebrated. Read on to know some Christmas party prayers.