5 Promises to Pray that will Bless Your Children this Christmas


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5 verses to pray for yourself and your children. Stop. Breathe. Use the days ahead to prepare to receive the gift of Jesus with an open heart. #Christmas #Prayer

My email inbox overflows every day with advertisers trying to woo me with this years must have gift ideas. Kids of every age have made their list of wants and wishes they hope to find under the tree. I’ll admit I’m beginning to feel a sense of panic as I watch the days until Christmas slip away as my list of to-dos seems to grow. What’s up with that?!

If, like me, you need to find your childlike Christmas enthusiasm again, join me as I go back to God’s Word, to the real Joy of Christmas, to Jesus … the Word made flesh.

Pray these verses for yourself, then pray them with and for your children. Stop. Breathe. May we all use the days ahead to prepare our hearts and minds to receive the gift of Jesus with fresh eyes and an open heart.

5 Promises to Pray that will Bless Your Children this Christmas

5 verses to pray for yourself and your children. Stop. Breathe. Use the days ahead to prepare to receive the gift of Jesus with an open heart. #Christmas

Isiah 9:6

For a child is born to us,
    a son is given to us.
The government will rest on His shoulders.
    And He will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

Father, thank you for the promise. You knew my overwhelming need and made a plan. A child. A son. A promise. Jesus. You saved Your lost children not with wealth or power but with mercy, grace, and love. With sacrifice. As busyness distracts and stuff entices, Father, keep my heart and mind focused on my Lord and Savior, Jesus … the Prince of Peace. Amen.

John 1:14

The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish. (MSG) 

Jesus, You are completely human and completely God. Please forgive me. It’s easy to take for granted all You have done for me. I so quickly focus on all that’s wrong forgetting what You have done to make them right. You are my Perfect Teacher, my Perfect Friend, my Perfect Example. The Perfect Sacrifice who heals me and makes me whole. Thank you! I love you! Amen.

Luke 2:10–12

The angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize Him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.” 

Father, Angel choirs and heavenly displays we might expect for the birth of Your Son. A poor young woman, animals, mangers, shepherds … not so much. Thank you for lighting the night sky to announce His birth. Thank you for promising His return. I’m watching and waiting, Lord. Please fill my heart with anticipation and excitement as I think about the awesome future You have prepared for Your children. I love you and trust Your promises. In Jesus name, Amen.

5 Verses to #Pray that will Bless Your Children this #Christmas #Jesus

John 3:16

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. 

Father, I believe, help my unbelief. Grow my faith. Help me trust and obey Your will for me. Help me follow Jesus. Please help me love like He loves. Strengthen me and give me the courage I need. Fill me with Your Spirit’s power. Thank you for promising me life in and through Jesus. Amen.

1 John 5:11

This is what God told us: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

Father, You give me everything I need today … forgiveness, care, kindness, and love. You provide for me in every way. You give me hope and the promise of a future with You. Jesus said He is preparing a place for me … a home that is wonderful and happy. Jesus is my promise. How can I begin to thank you?  By giving you my all. Amen.

A Gift Idea
Activity Ark

The best thing you and I can give our children and grandchildren is the gift of knowing and loving Jesus. It’s a gift that begins as a tiny planted seed and I know you join me in praying that seed will grow into strong deeply rooted faith.

I recently had the privilege of reviewing a wonderful gift you to plant seeds and help them grow throughout the year.

Activity Ark

My seven-year-old grandson (Woo hoo! Today’s his birthday) loved it!

We had fun doing the project together, the book was at his reading level, and the other activities were engaging and faith-inspiring.

This is what the creators of Activity Ark have to say about their ministry.

Every box is developed by our team of creative designers, experts in childhood education and the Bible, and kid testers (who are not shy to give us some really tough feedback!).

Our goal is to inspire kids and create shared experiences for families to enjoy together. We hope you enjoy your Activity Ark adventure as much as our early explorers do!

Click here or on the picture above to learn more.

And don’t forget to check out their blog — it’s loaded with ideas and fun ways to nurture faith in those little ones most precious to you.

Thank you so much for joining me today.

And a thank you to BibleGateway.com for sources.

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  1. Thanks for the gift recommendation, but even more so for the prayer recommendations. I’m always in need of mentoring in my prayer life.

  2. Yes and amen. Thanks for sharing about the ark. And your grandson is a cutie! Have a great weekend.

  3. Deb, I didn’t realize one of your grands is the same age as Virginia! The ark activity sounds like the perfect toy; I’ll look into it. And your grandson is so handsome!
    Blessings as you prepare your heart, and ours through your words, for Christmas!

  4. Hey Deb, Happy Friday! Thanks for hosting, my friend! And happy birthday to your little grand. I’m a new grandma, myself! My “Mason” is 2 months old! Woohoo! Have a blessed weekend.

  5. Love the pic of your grandson diving into the ark! So cute.:)
    Thanks for the link up today, Deb!

  6. I did a series in Sep/Oct of “how to pray for your children” and I love these with the Advent theme. Thanks for the linkup Deb.

  7. What a wonderful post, Deb!
    Love this one.
    And, don’t you love when you get them a gift that they like!

  8. Thank you so much for the link up! It is so great to be able to connect with other Christian bloggers.

    “I believe, help my unbelief” is one of my favorite verses! I wholly believe in Jesus, but can so easily fall into doubt. I am so very thankful for this story!


  9. These are sweet and wonderful! Thank you for reminding me in the middle of my working-doing- and going, the reason for the season. I need this every single day through Christmas day- and beyond.

  10. I love the activity you mentioned. Now I just need some grandkids. Thank you for sharing>

  11. What a great idea with the Activity Ark. Thanks for hosting and have a Merry Christmas!

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