A Prayer for Christmas Hope

A prayer to give you hope this Christmas.

Prince of Peace,

 

You are hope

inside a virgin’s womb

miraculous

mysterious

marvelous.

 

You are hope

in a baby’s first smile

irresistible

inviting

winsome.

 

You are hope

in desert journeys

obscure years

oppressed times.

 

You are hope

in transformed water

multiplied loaves

healed bodies.

 

You are hope

in broken hearts

rejected

outcast

wayward.

 

You are hope

when critics threaten

friends run away

and darkness draws near.

 

You are hope

when afternoon skies darken

earthquakes shake

and thick curtains tear.

 

You are hope

inside a sealed grave

pierced

punctured

preserved.

 

You are hope

against all hope

in a morning garden

risen

resurrected

revealed.

 

This Christmas

You are my hope

in dormant branches

frozen ground

barren fields.

 

You are my hope

in this broken family

this weary body

this distressed heart.

 

You are my glorious hope

in the solstice sunrise:

ribbons of purple

magenta

orange

vivid against clinging darkness

with light triumphant.

 


 

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Looking for more Christmas hope? Check out my book, Christmas Peace for Busy Moms, and my recent blog series, Trading Anxiety for Peace.

For the next three weeks of the Advent season, I’ll be sharing Advent prayers here on the blog. They will be short, easy reads to lift you up in your busy days. I’ll also have batches of book reviews for you on Tuesdays, in case you need some last-minute Christmas gift ideas.

Also, I’m SO excited that I will be featured on the (in)courage blog on December 23 with a special Christmas-themed post. I hope you’ll take a minute or two to read it on that day, and let me know what you think!

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  • It is a glorious thing to trace the miracles of Scripture — knowing that the same power is available today in our tiny world with all its bigger than life problems!

    • Sarah

      Indeed, looking at God’s faithfulness in scripture grounds my faith for the future. That’s why I wove it into this poem-prayer, so readers will see how my hope today stems from Jesus’ life.

  • Liz

    Beautiful prayer! Merry Christmas to you!

  • This is a beautiful prayer and a great reminder that He is our hope, no matter what. Hope you have a lovely Christmas!

    • Sarah

      Thank you Lesley, Merry Christmas to you as well!

  • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    When the deguello sounds and the bayonets flash over the walls of one’s own personal Alamo, He is the only hope, and His hope the only thing worth dying for.

    https://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2017/11/your-dying-spouse-412-ugly-fmf.html

  • I am so glad we are in the season of rejoicing. Thank you for these kind, lyrical words.

    • Sarah Geringer

      Thank you for visiting and for your kind comment!

  • Stephanie Thompson

    Beautiful Sarah!

    • Sarah Geringer

      Thank you, Stephanie!

  • Mary Hood

    What a beautiful poem of prayer! Thank you!

    • Sarah Geringer

      Thank you Mary! Blessings to you.

  • Vicki Johnson

    Simple and eloquent! A delight to read and ponder. I’m at #68 in fmf. God bless!

    • Sarah Geringer

      Thanks for stopping by, Vicki. I’m off to visit your site now!