Prayers to Keep Christ in Christmas

Many of us enter the Christmas season with great anticipation and a tinge of concern that we’ll somehow miss the true spirit of Christmas. Here are 12 short, powerful prayers that can help you focus on the true meaning of Christmas.

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  1. LOVE Lord, help us follow the way of love—let the love of Christ compel us.
    1 Corinthians 14:1; 2 Corinthians 5:14
  2. JOY Restore the joy of Your salvation to us; let us experience the joy of Your presence.
    Psalm 51:12, 16:11
  3. PEACE Let Your peace rule and guard our hearts; give us more of You, Jesus—You are our peace.
    Colossians 3:15; Philippians 4:7; Ephesians 2:14
  4. HOPE Enlighten the eyes of our heart so that we may know the hope You called us to.
    Ephesians 1:18
  5. FAVOR Let Your favor rest on us.
    Luke 2:52
  6. LIFE Shine Your light of life on us; help us to walk in it.
    Job 33:30; Psalm. 56:13
  7. SALVATION Help us to fear You so we can unlock the treasure of Your salvation.
    Isaiah 33:6
  8. SELFLESSNESS Keep us from self-seeking attitudes that reject truth.
    Romans 2:8
  9. GENEROSITY Make us rich in ways that result in generosity on our part so You will be praised.
    2 Corinthians 9:11
  10. RECEIVING Help us receive Your kingdom, Your Spirit, and Your grace.
    Daniel 7:18; John 20:22; Romans 5:17
  11. SEEKING Encourage us to seek Your face with all our hearts.
    Deuteronomy 4:29; Psalm 27:8
  12. PRAISE We ascribe glory to Your name, Lord; we come before You in worship for You are holy.
    1 Chronicles 16:28-29

 

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