25 Short Christmas Prayers (with Free Printables)

Christmas is such a wonderful time of year for so many families around the world. Many of us appreciate the holiday ambience of bright lights, the Christmas tree, and the majestic sound of Christmas carols resounding in our homes and shopping centers. 

The amazing atmosphere of this glorious season invites us to enter into a posture of prayer and praise for our Immanuel. Here are 25 short Christmas prayers you can pray each day during this Advent season as we celebrate the wonder and joy of our newborn King. You can also print these Christmas prayers at the end of this post!

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Short Christmas Prayers: A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

Psalm 100:4

Lord, this Christmas season we thank you for your grace, love and compassion towards us. We praise you for sending Jesus, our precious Immanuel. We are humbly grateful for the opportunity to celebrate the birth of Jesus this Advent season. We give you thanks for your goodness and faithfulness. Amen.

A Short Christmas Prayer For My Family

For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “Peace be within you.” Psalm 122:8

Lord, today I lift up my family in prayer this holiday season. Thank you for the meals we share together that are seasoned with joy and love. I pray for my family’s health, protection, and safety as we meet together. May the love you demonstrate towards us be the same care and compassion we display to one another. Amen.

Christmas Prayers and Blessings

From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people. Psalm 3:8

Lord, thank you for this blessed Christmas season. Fill us with your grace and peace, and may your blessings of joy overflow in our lives. Shower us with your love, and may we extend love and blessings towards those around us. Amen. 

Christmas Prayers: A Prayer of Protection

These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God under the protection of the Mighty One with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng. Psalm 42:4

Lord, I ask for your hand of protection upon us this Christmas season. Be with us as we travel to visit family and friends, and surround us with your shield of safety. The holidays are a wonderful time together with loved ones and share love and laughter. May we praise you for the beauty of this Advent season. Amen.

Short Christmas Prayers: A Prayer of Contentment

During this time of year, it is easy to lose our focus and to become blinded by the trap of discontentment. May we remember that Jesus is the greatest gift of all, and no amount of material possessions will ever fill our hearts with the unspeakable joy we can only obtain through Christ.

The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

Proverbs 19:23

Prayer: Lord, fill our hearts with contentment that only comes from you. No matter what material possessions we may obtain, may we never forget that you are our source of hope and strength. Without you, we can do nothing. As we exchange gifts this Christmas, may our joy, peace, and contentment ultimately be in you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Christmas Prayers: A Prayer of Praise

Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness. Psalm 48:10

Lord Jesus, we praise your holy name! How blessed we are to know that you are Immanuel, God with us. This Advent season, we have so much to be thankful for. We celebrate Christmas to remember your birth and the wonderful gift of salvation. May we honor your name and give you praise today. Amen.

A Prayer of Salvation

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. Psalm 13:5

Lord, what a blessing it is to receive salvation through Christ! As we focus on your birth this Christmas season, we give you thanks. The joy and excitement of this time of year is only possible through your sacrifice on the cross. We pray for those who are in need of your salvation. May they believe in Christ Jesus and accept him as Savior of their lives. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Short Christmas Prayers: A Prayer of Joy

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:7

Lord, we are so thankful for your unspeakable joy! May our hearts leap for joy as we remember the wonderful gift of your Son. As we experience the fun and excitement that comes with this holiday season, let us not forget that our excitement and joy is ultimately in you. May our joy be made complete in you today (John 15:11). Amen.

Christmas prayers of joy

A Christmas Prayer to Help Others

The holiday season is a great time to reach out to those who are in need. There are so many ways to get involved in your community, or to bless a neighbor, family member, or friend.  

Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people…Ephesians 6:7

Prayer: Lord, this Christmas season, equip me to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Allow me to slow down and see the needs of others around me. Show me how to bless those who are in need of your hope, healing, and salvation. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

A Prayer for Christmas Dinner

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8

Lord, bless our Christmas dinner as we serve one another with the abundance you have given to us. As we gather together, fill our hearts with warmth, comfort, and laughter. Bless this food as you bless our souls. Amen.

A Prayer for Peace on Earth

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14

Lord, in the midst of times of unrest, war and suffering, please bring your peace on earth. You are our peace, and through you we can have unity and harmony in our families, communities, and in our world. May your peace rule in our hearts this Christmas season. Amen.

Christmas Prayers of Hope

But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.

Psalm 9:18

Lord, fill us with your hope as we look to you for strength. We know that your hope will never perish. You have plans for our good and not for our demise. May our futures be bright and filled with all spiritual blessings through Christ. Amen.

A Christmas Prayer for Mothers

Lord, I pray for mothers everywhere around the world. This Christmas season, fill their hearts with warmth and love. As they prepare meals and holiday activities for their families, may they treasure these precious Christmas memories with their loved ones. Amen.

A Christmas Prayer for Fathers

Lord, I pray for fathers during this Christmas season. Bless them with times of fun and enjoyment with their families. As they lead their homes, may they abide in your presence and cherish the moments they have with their loved ones. Amen.

A Christmas Prayer for Children

Lord, bless all children around the world during this Advent season. May their hearts be filled with joy and excitement as they spend time with family and friends. Teach them that the greatest gift is not found in wrapped presents, but in the precious gift of Jesus. Amen.

A Short Christmas Prayer to Slow Down

Lord, in the midst of the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, help us to remember that everything we do is for your honor and glory. May we not get so caught up in the busyness of the season that we miss your blessings in the little things. Help us to take the time to abide in your presence and experience your everlasting joy. Amen.

A Christmas Prayer for those who are Grieving 

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

Lord, the holiday season can be a difficult time for many of us who have lost loved ones. Surround us with your love and comfort as we enjoy this time of year and remember those who are no longer with us. May your presence give us joy and peace in the midst of loss and pain. Amen.

A Prayer on Christmas Morning

Lord, this Christmas morning, we offer to you prayers of praise and thanksgiving. 

We reflect on your goodness and the beauty of your virgin birth.

This Christmas morning, we celebrate with joy and laughter.

This Christmas morning, we celebrate with food and festivities.

This Christmas morning, we bow our heads in humble gratitude, and lift our hearts to heaven.

Thank you Jesus, for this blessed Christmas morning. Amen.

a prayer on Christmas morning

A Short Christmas Prayer for the Lost

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Luke 15:7

Lord Jesus, I pray for those who are lost and are in need of your salvation. Guide them to your truth and bring them hope and peace through Christ. May they call upon your name, for you are the way, the truth, and the life. Amen.

A Christmas Prayer to Remember the Reason for the Season

Lord Jesus, help us to remember that you are the true reason for this wonderful season. In the midst of the busyness of our lives, may we take the time to sit in your presence and meditate on your goodness and love. May all that we do this holiday season be for your honor and glory. Amen.

Short Christmas Prayers: A Prayer of Thanks and Praise

…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Lord, we thank you today for the blessings you bestow upon us. This holiday season, we are especially grateful for family, friends, and members of our communities. We give you thanks for our salvation through Jesus. May we give you thanks for the beauty of this holiday season. Amen.

A Simple Nativity Prayer

Lord, we praise you for the beauty of your nativity.

Your birth gives us new life.

We celebrate your birth on this blessed Christmas day.

With joy in our hearts and praise on our lips, we honor you today.


Short Christmas Prayers: A Prayer of Encouragement

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Lord, today I pray for those who are in need of encouragement this holiday season. Fill their hearts with gratitude and their souls with praise. Remind us all that the birth of your son gives us salvation and strength. Amen.

A Prayer on Christmas Eve

“Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:2

Lord, on this blessed Christmas Eve, give us your peace. We remember your gift to the world when you came as Immanuel–God with us. Today, we praise you for your goodness and grace. Shower your people with kindness and love as we celebrate the eve of your holy birth. Amen.

Christmas Eve Prayer

A Beautiful Christmas Day Prayer

Thank you Lord, for this beautiful Christmas day! We give you all praise and glory. As we celebrate your birth today, fill us with your joy. We reflect on the power of your glorious sacrifice that was only made possible through the virgin birth. We honor you on this blessed Christmas day. Amen.

Christmas Day Prayer

Short Christmas Prayers–Free Printables

You can also download and print these powerful Christmas prayers by clicking on the button below!

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In Conclusion

May these short Christmas prayers give you peace and encouragement as you prepare your hearts for the beauty of this holiday season!

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