A Prayer for Peace in the Overwhelm

Feeling overwhelmed? This prayer offers peace.

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.



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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  • Susan

    “in the overwhelm”…Sarah, savor the Savior – be intentional about the holy pauses! xo