Heartwarming Christmas Dinner Prayers


Christmas time is always a season of gathering with friends and family, giving gifts, putting up lights, and a whole lot of other festivities. But coupled with the fun and activities synonymous with the season are weighty reasons for the celebration itself.

Every year on December 25th, Christians celebrate the birth of the Messiah, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. In many countries, unbelievers also observe this holiday and gather with friends and family to make merry too.

History Of Christmas

The story of the birth of Jesus as recorded in the New Testament states that He was born in Bethlehem, fulfilling the many messianic prophecies told about Him in the Old Testament. 

It was in this city that Jesus was born and was laid in a manger or feeding trough. A star appeared in the sky, angels sang for joy to the hearing of shepherds and people came to adore the little Messiah.

There are many speculations surrounding the actual date of Jesus’ birth, but in the 4th century, the church picked this date to commemorate His first coming.

The traditions surrounding this season like decorating trees and giving gifts originated in Rome around 336. However, they weren’t recognized or associated with Christianity till the 9th century.

For Christians all over the world, the yuletide is a time to relive the gift of salvation brought by Jesus. It is a time for sharing love, giving alms to the needy, and hope to the distressed. Taking time to recite a simple prayer can be the perfect way to set the mood for the holidays or reset when they are over.

To help you have the most memorable and wonderful Christmas, below are a few powerful prayers you can say along with your family.

Christmas Wonder Prayer

May you be filled with the wonder of Mary, the obedience of Joseph, the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the determination of the magi, and the peace of the Christ child. Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit bless you now and forever.

Christmas Dinner Prayer

Heavenly Father,

We thank you for sending your son Jesus to earth. We not only celebrate his birth in the manger but also the reason for his coming. We thank you for providing eternal life for each person who will accept his gift of salvation.

Father, I thank you for my family and this delicious bountiful meal you’ve provided us with. Life is not always easy for us, but we know that you are always with us. As your word says you will never leave us nor forsake us. We thank you for the love that holds us together and for always meeting our needs. We ask that you bring us closer together through this coming year. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

A Prayer for Family and Friends

Thank you, Lord, for sending your only son to save us from our sins. When I look at all that you have done for me and my family, I open my mouth in praises of your holy name. You are indeed a great God. You have done amazing things for us and I give you all the praise. Thank you for yet another wonderful Christmas. may your name alone be praised forever.

I thank you for my friends also, may this Christmas bring them lots of enjoyment and happiness on this special day, and may his face shine upon you.

A Prayer for Opening Presents

Lord and Giver of all good things, the three wise men traveled miles to bring the Christ Jesus the first Christmas presents. So may we, too, remember with thankful hearts the love that comes with each presents we open. We also thank you for the love you have for each of us, and for the many gifts that you give us, especially the gift of life itself. Amen.

Prayer For Joy At Christmas

Almighty God,

grant that the new birth of your Son in the flesh redeems us from the old slavery under the yoke of sin, so we may receive him with joy as our Redeemer, and that when he comes to judge we may see Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, forever and ever.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer To Keep Your Focus On Christ At Christmas


Help us to remember that Christmas is not about the gifts or the twinkling eyes of children; it’s not about a Christmas tree and special cookies or families gathering together. Christmas is the time to celebrate the fact that Your Son became man to enable man to become Your sons and daughter.
Please help us keep in mind always that you truly are the reason for the Christmas season. I pray our focus will be Christ alone as we celebrate this season.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

A Humble Christmas Prayer

God, our Creator,

We offer this humble prayer on Christmas Day. We come to worship with a song of thanks in our hearts—a song of redemption, a song of hope, and renewal. We pray for joy in our hearts, hope in our God, love to forgive, and peace upon the earth. We ask for the salvation of all our family members and friends, and we pray for your blessings on all people.

May there be bread for the hungry, love for the unlovable, healing for the sick, protection for our children, and wisdom for our youth. We pray for the forgiveness of sinners and abundant life in Christ. Holy Spirit, fill our hearts with your love and power. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray.



The Christmas season is the sharing of ourselves with others. It means giving to others that need our help. It means reviving the old traditions that we have formed over the years and remembering our past. It means promoting and participating in the magic and wonder that children find at Christmas.

By welcoming the messiah this festive period into your homes, may the celebration of life and happiness never depart from you and your family. Merry Christmas!