Christmas Prayers and Blessings for Family and Loved Ones
The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration. However, it can also be a difficult time for some people. When you’re facing loss or other hardships, it’s easy to feel alone and disconnected from those around you. Making an intentional effort to share God’s love with those who need it can help us remember that Jesus Christ is at the center of Christmas—and our lives.
For the teacher
For the teacher, we pray:
- Patience. The teacher has a lot of work to do, and their students are more likely to be difficult than easy at times. It’s important for them to have patience in order to get through all of their classes.
- Good example. As teachers, we want our students to learn as much as they can from us and feel comfortable around us so that they don’t get nervous or shy around us when they need help or encouragement. Being a good example is an important part of how well your child will learn, which means it’s an important part of how good of a teacher you are!
- Attitude. Whether it’s in your home or at school, having a positive attitude will help make everyone around you happy and motivated – including yourself! If you show up every day ready and excited about what lies ahead (even when things aren’t going well) then everyone will feel better about themselves too!
- Knowledgeable teachers with plenty experience under their belt tend not only know better ways for teaching but also understand what each student needs individually.”
For the children
As you pray for your loved ones, think about the joy of children. Children are a blessing from God and should be treated as such. They are gifts to be cherished. The innocence of a child is one of the most precious things in this world, and we must protect it at all costs. Children need to be shown love and kindness so that they can grow into caring individuals who contribute positively to society.
Children are not perfect, but they deserve our love no matter what their flaws may be. Remember: God loves us all equally!
For a husband
- Pray for a husband to be faithful, selfless, and wise.
- Pray for a husband to be a good father. Ask God to help him raise his children in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6.)
- Pray for a husband to be a good provider. Ask God to protect your finances and provide for your needs as well as those of your family and any others who may depend on you financially in some way.
- Pray that God will keep you all healthy physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, socially and economically through thick or thin!
For a mother
- For a mother
Mothers are the foundation of our families. They nurture and love us with their whole hearts, and show us how to give that same love to others. Thank you for being such an example of true love.
For an orphan
For an orphan
- Pray for the children who are orphaned as a result of war, famine, and natural disaster.
- Pray for the children who are in foster care, whether it’s because their parents died or because they were abandoned by them.
- Pray for the children whose parents’ drug addiction or domestic violence has caused them to enter into protective custody at a young age and live with foster parents while they wait to be adopted by family members or other loving adults who can provide a stable home environment when their biological families fall apart completely—or don’t even exist anymore! (These kids might sometimes feel like they’re better off without parents.)
- Pray for children being raised by grandparents after both of their parents passed away due to illness/accident/murder etc., so that we may one day see these kids grow up healthy and happy despite having gone through such terrible hardships during childhood.”
For those who are homeless or broke
God is the giver of all good things. We are reminded that when God loves us, He loves us unconditionally and He wants to love everyone else with the same unconditional love. We can pray with others to help those who are homeless or broke. It’s important to remember that Jesus also spent time among people who were considered “unclean” by society at the time – lepers, prostitutes, etc.; he did this not just because it was part of his mission but because he wanted them to understand that they didn’t have anything on him!
In Matthew 25:35-40 we read Jesus’ parable about what will happen when Christ returns: “For I was hungry and you gave me food…I was naked and you clothed Me..Amen.”
For God’s protection of your family
To God Almighty, Creator of the universe, we give thanks for all that you have done for us. We pray for your protection over our family and loved ones during this holiday season. Help us to remember that you are with us always, even when life does not seem fair or easy. Give us the strength we need to endure the trials of life and remind us that there is a plan for each one of us no matter how difficult things may seem at times.
When you need to share God’s love with others
When you need to share God’s love with others, here are some examples of what you could say:
- May God’s love surround your family and loved ones today.
- May God’s blessing be upon you, giving peace and joy. For truly, in Him we live and move and have our being!
Remembering that Jesus is at the center of Christmas can help us pray with intention.
As you pray, remember that Jesus is at the center of Christmas. He is the reason for our hope, joy, peace and love. Even when it’s hard to see His presence in our lives—or when we feel like we’re struggling through something difficult or painful—we can know that He is there with us and has already overcome death so that we might live eternally with Him.
Our celebration of Christmas reminds us how much God loves us and cares about every detail of our lives—including those smaller moments in which we may seek Him out through prayer. If you are wondering how to pray during this special time of year, consider using these blessings or writing blessings yourself as a way to express your gratitude for what God has given you:
We hope these prayers and blessings help you to pray with intention over your family and loved ones this Christmas. Remember that Jesus is at the center of Christmas, and his presence should bring light into our hearts and homes. He will bring joy to those who are suffering, comfort those who are grieving; he will be there when we need him most. So as you celebrate this season with your family and loved ones, take some time each day to reflect on how God’s love can change lives.