A Prayer for Peaceful Celebration

Use this prayer before you celebrate Christmas.

Prince of Peace,

Today is a day of celebration:

confetti and cake

streamers and sparkles

in our contemporary times.

A day of feasting and fanfare

songs and embracing

dancing and leaping with joy.

Our Savior has come!

All our planning and preparation

in busy December

points toward this day.

We celebrate you as the One

who makes peace possible.

A day of praise

Glory to God in the highest

A day of peace

And peace to his people on earth

A day of joy

Good news that will bring great joy to all the people

A day of hope

In his name the nations will put their hope

A day of worship

Come, let us worship and bow down.

On this Christmas Day

we pause amid our messes

and look with wonder

on this newborn babe:

the light of the world

the king of all kings

the promised Messiah

seated at the Father’s right hand

preparing a place for us

in the glorious heavens.

Happy Birthday Jesus!


This poem-prayer was based on the chapter Peaceful Celebration in my book Christmas Peace for Busy Moms.  You may also like this recent post:  5 Ways to Gain Last-Minute Christmas Peace.


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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  • Thank you, Sarah, for this beautiful pause at the beginning of what looks to be a busy and chaotic day — full of joy! Thankful for the Prince of Peace!

    • Sarah

      Michele, I appreciate your kind words. Looking forward to more of your thought-provoking posts in 2017. Blessings to you and yours!

  • And Peace He does bring into this world, and our hearts!
    Merry Christmas!
    #DanceWithJesus Linkup

    • Sarah

      Hi Meg, glad to be your linkup neighbor. I pray a peaceful Christmas break for you and all the other Christian bloggers I know from my 2016 writing journey. Here’s to a blessed 2017 for all of us!

  • Merry Christmas Sarah! Have a blessed time with family and loved ones. 🙂

    • Sarah

      Thanks Nicki! We had a wonderful weekend, even though sickness kept us at home, we recovered and gained peace from the quiet. Blessings to you now and in 2017 as well!

  • I thank God for the pace He offers us as we seek him Sarah. I hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas and a blessed holiday season.

    • Sarah

      Thank you Horace! Blessings to you as well!

  • Amy Jung

    Hi Sarah-I enjoyed your book! I finished up today. Something I’ve particularly enjoyed in the past two days has been contemplating what name I would give the Lord. Wow. I had NEVER thought of that. I enjoyed thinking on that and then coming up with a name. Not only is He the God who sees, but He is also the God who helps me to see. The God who gives me sight. So thankful for that…and your book!

    • Sarah

      Hi Amy! So glad to know you finished the book. I deeply appreciate the way you promoted it on your blog. I love your idea of coming up with new names for God. After a peaceful Christmas weekend, my name for him today is “My Christmas Redeemer” since it was my first conflict-free holiday in over three decades! Blessings to you dear friend!