It also means time with family and remembering God’s gift of love. Christmas can also represent a time of prayer for children. One sweet book that has taught my children about prayer is A Very Merry Christmas Prayer by Bonnie Jensen. And while it’s wonderful for my children to read about prayer, it’s even more important that they learn how to pray. I decided this year I’d like my kids to write our own Christmas prayers. I came up with questions for each of them to fill in. Then the answers can be put together to create a unique Christmas prayer. Consider writing one with each child or together as a family.
Family Christmas Prayer Questions:
Something you are thankful for: Something that brings you joy: What excites you about Christmas this year: One thing the gift of Jesus has done for you: A song you want to sing to Jesus this year: How you’d like to help others this Christmas. Why Christmas is special to you this year:
Family Christmas Prayer Fill-in-the-Blank:
Thank you, Lord, for _______________. I have such joy because _______________. This year I am excited about ______________. And I am also thankful because ________________. Lord, I pray that Christmas won’t just be about what I can get, but also about what I can give. This Christmas my heart sings about ________________. It’s exciting to know the angels are singing with me. You’ve put it in my heart to help others by _________________. May all I do this Christmas be done out of a heart of love. Christmas Day is special to me because ________________. May the celebration of Jesus’ birth be the most important part. Amen.
Consider writing out your child’s prayer and posting it for your family to see this Christmas.
This is a beautiful tradition you can start this year and continue for the years to come.
Can you imagine how special it would be to collect all these prayers in a journal and then look back at them over the years?! What a heritage of faith you can leave for your child and their children to come!