A Prayer for Peace in the Overwhelm

Prince of Peace,

Meet me today

in the Christmas overwhelm:


cookie sheets, papers, emails


trash cans, floors, bathrooms


counters, purses, decor.

Lord of order,

All-knowing One,

You see my unsent packages

unfiled bills

unread books

And yet, you do not condemn.

You embrace me

in a rush of peace

right in the middle

of my kitchen

with my unwashed hair

and flour-covered apron:

a reminder

you helped Mary

face an impossible task

a difficult journey

a lowly birth.

All I want is to sit and rest

bundled up by the tree of lights

gazing upon your wonder

like Mary gazed upon your face:

such hope

in such darkness.

I want your slow peace

to steal over me:

Christmas peace

in the midst of my mess,

Christmas peace

to power me through

busy December

Christmas peace

to grant me hope


and love

from your overflow.


Join me December 6-23, 2016 for a series of Christmas Prayers.


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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  • Loved this prayer! Praying for His peace in the midst of the mess of things I have yet to do. Blessings!

    • Sarah

      Thank you so much! This prayer brought me peace yesterday, and I hope it brings you much as well!

  • Meg Gemelli

    Wow, what a beautiful idea for this month. Your prayer is gorgeous and as a mom of young kids, I’m right there with you! Merry Christmas:)

    • Sarah

      Meg, yes, I remember feeling overwhelmed often when my children were younger. It’s nice that they can help out more now, but I still need God’s help in the overwhelm. Merry Christmas to you also!

  • Deborah

    A beautiful prayer, Sarah. I shared it with others via social media.

    • Sarah

      Deborah, I’m glad it resonated with you. Thank you so much for sharing it with your online friends!

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