A Prayer for Peace that Overflows


Prince of Peace,

Overflow my heart

with your perfect peace

that I may share it

in all my surroundings

starting at home:

with peaceful words and actions

to my husband and children.

In clean rooms

sweet scents

warm dinners

fresh cookies

and reassuring hugs

let your peace overflow

through my hands.


Overflow my heart

with your perfect peace

that I may share it at church:

with handshakes and smiles

kind words

and a listening ear.

Fill my heart with gratitude

for the efforts of all the staff

to provide teaching


and thoughtful services.


Overflow my heart

with your perfect peace

that I may share it at the market:

when a cashier is weary

when a waitress is distracted

when a clerk is rushed

when a fellow customer is rude.

Help me grant them your grace

along with your peace.


Overflow my heart

with your perfect peace

that I may share it at parties:

with the big-talkers




heavy drinkers.

Help me listen for their hearts

under the bravado

so I can usher your peace in.


Overflow my heart

with your perfect peace

that I may share it during travel:

with the speeders

slow pokes



and forgotten.

Open my eyes to places

crying out for your peace.


In all my surroundings

let your peace overflow

from my heart

this Christmas season.


This poem-prayer was based on several chapters in my book Christmas Peace for Busy Moms.  See the online Bible study entries for Peace in my Home, Peace at Church,  Peace in the Marketplace/Parties, and Peaceful Travel also.

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

You may like these other prayers in the series:

Prayer for Christmas Peace

Prayer for Peaceful Beginnings

Prayer for Peace in the Overwhelm

Prayer for Peaceful Expectations


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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  • Jesus whispers, ‘peace, be still.’

    Thank you for sharing that sweet invitation with us here today, Sarah …

    Wednesday blessings to you.

    • Sarah

      Thanks Linda. Always love to see your posts! Christmas blessings to you and yours.

  • Let Your peace overflow through my hands.
    That is my favorite part! Beautiful words!

    • Sarah

      Christmas blessings to you Sarah!

  • What a beautiful prayer and such a necessary reminder not just for the busy Christmas season but for every day through the year. Thank you for your gentle encouragement over at my blog this week. I stopped by because I was blessed by your words there and was encouraged by your prayer here.
    It’s wonderful to meet you through our blogs.

    • Sarah

      Thanks Dawn! Glad to meet you also, and blessings on your blogging ministry!

    • Sarah

      Thanks Dawn! Blessings to you as well!