A Prayer for Peaceful Memories

Make peaceful family memories this Christmas.

Prince of Peace,

I invite you into my family’s Christmas memory making:

songs and silly stories

decorating and dressing-up

baking and feasting

picture-posing and game playing

wrapping and unwrapping.


I thank you for the gift

of my husband.

I invite you

into our holiday date nights:

holding mittened hands

browsing downtown store windows

sharing sweet forkfuls

gazing at twinkling lights

snuggling under warm covers.


I thank you for the gift

of my children.

I invite you

into our special Christmas moments:

opening Advent calendars

reading stories

admiring light displays

watching Christmas specials

sharing hot cocoa.


Prince of Peace,

may the memories we build now

be perfect treasures

in heaven someday.

May we see them as golden threads

in beautiful tapestries

woven together

with love, hope, and peace.

May they be offerings

of thanksgiving

for your marvelous gift

of family.


This poem-prayer was based on several chapters in my book Christmas Peace for Busy Moms.  See the online Bible study entry for Peace in my Marriage and Peace with my Children also.


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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  • Julie Loos

    Beautiful prayer!
    Have a great Christmas!

  • What a great idea! Our nest is empty, but we’ll definintely go on some dates this season!

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