5 Ways to Gain Last-Minute Christmas Peace

Hi friends,

Visit this link for my first-ever guest post!  Sandy Kreps at Modern Simplicity has featured me, and I feel so humbled and blessed.

You’ll find 5 ways to gain last-minute Christmas peace there. If you want to read my interview with Sandy for the Christmas Peace for Busy Moms online Bible study, visit this link.

And since I was out of commission yesterday and couldn’t post due to a sweeping sickness, I’m going to add my poem-prayer intended for yesterday here.

Enjoy, dear friends!  Merry Christmas to you!

Prayer for Peaceful Priorities

Peaceful Preparation

Prince of Peace,

I confess to you

I often put my health last

on my priority list.

Remind me I am

your dwelling place

and my body

is your temple.

This Christmas make me new

before I pack on weight

and exhaust my energy

to begin the new year broken.


Give me quality sleep tonight

to restore my body and mind

to better health.

Help me recognize my body’s signals

to lay aside the abounding tasks

and heed the call for sleep.


Even on the coldest, busiest day

take my hand as I exercise

working off




while gaining



and a positive outlook.

Prick my spirit

when I am sitting

still too long.

Draw me closer to you

in my prayer walks.

Let my walks be source of comfort

in these stressful days.


Set a guard at my mouth

against too many rich foods

and help me balance my plate

with healthy choices.

Help me savor

delicious flavors

of the holiday feasts

in smaller portions.

Show me how to use

the food in my pantry

before I call

for salty, fatty takeout.

I pray that my eating habits

will bring you glory.


May all my efforts

toward better health

this busy December

produce a harvest of peace

I can share with others.


This poem-prayer was based on a chapter in my book Christmas Peace for Busy Moms.  See the online Bible study entry for Peaceful Preparation also.



Looking for more Christmas peace?  Check out my book, Christmas Peace for Busy Moms and visit this link to access the online Bible study.

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4 thoughts on “5 Ways to Gain Last-Minute Christmas Peace

    1. I’ve missed 8 work days in the past month due to sickness in our home, and I’m hoping it’s out of the way so we have a healthy Christmas. Hoping the same for your family, Kelly!

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