A Prayer of Christmas Surrender

Surrender your troubles to Jesus this Christmas.

Prince of Peace,

You are my shield

my sword

and my defender.

Even though I trace the wounds

from so many Christmas battles,

today I lay down

my time-worn fight

and surrender to you.

I trust in you

to shield me

from hurtful comments

ugly outbursts

and painful jabs.

I trust in your Spirit

as a two-edged sword

with truth penetrating

deeper

than my own words.

I trust you to stand

in my defense

so I don’t have to explain

justify

or cower

anymore.

 

I surrender to you my internal battles:

fear

perfection

condemnation.

I surrender to you my external battles:

past wounds

current brokenness

future uncertainty.

Only in you

my Prince of Peace

I find peace which passes

all understanding.

 

In the safety of your arms

I am quieted like a little child,

depending on you

for comfort

provision

security.

 

In the strength of your Spirit

I rise up like an eagle

flying free

over the storm clouds

glimpsing the Bethlehem star

on the horizon.

 

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

 

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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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  • Such a beautiful prayer Sarah. Prayer is something that is such a necessity for Christians. May we always keep God close as we seek to commune with Him. I hope you have a fantastic weekend and a blessed holiday season.

    • Sarah

      Blessings and God’s peace to you as well! Thank you for your kind comment.

  • These are such calming words, Sarah. I appreciate them all, but this especially for me this morning: “today I lay down
    my time-worn fight
    and surrender to you.” This is the attitude I need to do some hard things. Thanks for sharing!

    • Sarah

      Praying that God will help both you and I in our peaceful surrendering!

  • Sarah, there is such peace and calm in surrendering it all, and I love that this is such a profound gift we’ve been given that infuses peace into our soul. Your poem is a peace-filled reminder of this gift…lovely!

    • Sarah

      Many thanks to you Crystal! I love writing these poem prayers, and it’s so good to know many are experiencing Christmas peace from reading them.

  • Beautiful prayer, Sarah. Holding onto these words which confirm my Scripture reading: “I am quieted like a little child, depending on you.” Thank you for sharing your heart, sweet friend. xoxo

    • Sarah

      Your sweet spirit shows through every time I visit your site. Blessings and God’s peace to you, Crystal!

  • time -worn fight at Christmas– I bet Satan was fighting Christmas like crazy – maybe that’s why families struggle so much at the holidays – he hates us when we celebrate each other and God’s son. Lord, give the Donaldson’s Your peace this Christmas – we need it (all these girls…) Beautiful, Sarah.

    • Sarah Geringer

      Thank you so much, Sue. Christmas blessings and God’s peace to you.