Prayer for Peaceful Days

Peaceful First Light

Prince of Peace,

in this final week before Christmas

help us set our daily rhythms

according to your heartbeat.

Help us begin our days with hope

as the sun rises in these dark mornings.

Remind us to seek your face first

before caffeine

before technology

before rushing.


In the full-steam forward

of mid-morning

help us sort through our lists

asking you for help

to complete all our tasks.


In the mid-afternoon lull

call us to your side

through a song, a verse, a devotion

we take in on our lunch breaks.

Let your word spark joy

in these busy December days.


As evening approaches

with abounding activity

grant us your strength

to power through.

At ballgames



and worship services

appoint us as your ambassadors

of Christmas peace.


When we lay down to rest

weary and heavy-laden

fold us in your embrace

and help us remember

all your daily goodness

with thanksgiving.

Help us find rest

in your quiet presence.


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 Day also.

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

You may like other prayers in the series:

Prayer for Christmas Peace

Prayer for Peaceful Beginnings

Prayer for Peace in the Overwhelm

Prayer for Peaceful Expectations

Prayer for Peaceful Memories 

Prayer for Peace in Extended Family

Prayer for Peace that Overflows

Prayer of Christmas Surrender

Prayer for Christmas Joy


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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  • Love this Sarah. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. Praying you have a Christmas where you can let life shine in all the cray cray that may surround you! xoxo 😉

    • Sarah

      Thank you Nicki! Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. Looking forward to reading more posts of yours in 2017!

  • Jodie Filogomo

    This is so touching…thanks for sharing!

    • Sarah

      Hi Jodie, I will hop over and check out your blog, thanks for sharing the link and visiting my site. Merry Christmas!

  • Thanks for sharing, Sarah! praying for peace with you!

    • Sarah

      Bethany, Merry Christmas to you! I’m checking out your blog now. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Cheryl Smith

    What a needful Bible study this time of year! I can only imagine how much chaos you have had to conquer through the years being a child of divorce and your husband being one, also. Bless your heart. So many people to please, so many demands to satisfy. I love how you turn to the Prince of Peace to bring the inner calm you need during not only this busy season but all seasons of life. God bless you and your family with a wonderfully peaceful Christmas!

    • Sarah

      Very sweet of you, Cheryl. Yes, we have faced many trials in past Christmases. I believe God prompted me to write a book on Christmas peace for many others who have sought it out, like I did. Thank you for your kind, thoughtful words, and Merry Christmas to you!

  • Amen! What a beautiful prayer, thanks for sharing. God bless you and yours!

    • Sarah

      Hello Mari-Anna, I am glad you stopped by, and I’m on my way to checking your blog out too!

  • Perfect! I shared about rest and the Prince of Peace in my post as well. Thank you for linking up with the Glimpses community!

    • Sarah

      Hi Barbie, I am so glad to have found the Glimpses community! Yes, I noticed our posts resonated on the same theme. Christmas blessings to you!

  • It is wonderful that we can invite Jesus into our segment of our day from morning to night, and he will be there. Merry Christmas to you.

    • Sarah

      Thank you Lisa. Merry Christmas to you and yours!