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


than my own words.

I trust you to stand

in my defense

so I don’t have to explain


or cower



I surrender to you my internal battles:




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




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.



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.