Christmas is one of the most important holidays for Christians as we dedicate the holiday season to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, and it is so important to teach kids the true meaning of Christmas from the time they are young. Here are 15 short Christmas prayers for kids.
Baby Jesus Prayer
God, thank You for Your love at this special Christmas time. Thank You for baby Jesus and the thoughts of angels singing. I hope everyone can remember that this wonderful time of year is all about You. I love the lights, the decorations, and the songs that we sing. Thank You for the good food and time with our family, but still, help us to remember, it’s all about You. In Your name. Amen.
Thankful for Family Prayer
Dear God, I want to thank You for my loved ones, my animals, and Christmas time. Please take care of my mama and daddy, my sisters and brothers, and all my extra family that are special to me. Bless my pets and all the animals I love. Thank you for giving us Christmas and all the fun times that go along with it. Thank you for baby Jesus and thank You for heaven. In Your name, I pray. Amen.
The Manger Prayer
Jesus, I love the story about You being born with the animals in the manger. I’m so glad that Mary and Joseph had You, and that You laid under that big star for the world to know how much God loves us. I pray everybody on the whole Earth can learn this story and remember that every Christmas is celebrated because of You. If I meet new friends someday who don’t know this story, help me to tell it to them and show them how amazing it is. In Your name. Amen
Christmas Carol Prayer
Jesus, thank You for all the sweet songs about You and when You were born. They are my favorite, and I can’t wait until I learn all the words to every song. Help me to have a pretty singing voice for you so I can celebrate every Christmas season with my best voice for You. Help me to show others what celebrating really means and why we do it. In God’s name, I pray. Amen.
Decorated for Jesus Prayer
Lord, I want to be a light for the world like You. Help me to remember during this Christmas season to let my light shine for all the people I see. Help me to say the right words, act like You, and understand their problems as You would. Help me to shine and be decorated for Jesus. Decorate me with Your love, patience, care, compassion, and strength. In Your name. amen
Make Me a Helper Prayer
Dear Jesus, I want to be a helper this year. For all the older people and sick people who can’t get out, help me find a way to them. I want to share songs, cookies, and even gifts with them. Everybody needs love, especially at Christmas time. I want to act like You, say what You would say, and give people so much love that they will say they can see Jesus in me. I love You. In Your name. Amen.
Keep Me Brave Prayer
Dear Lord, You are so special to us all, and I am glad we have a whole season to celebrate the day Your Son was born. Help those who don’t know about You Lord. Help them to find out about You. If I can be a helper and tell someone about You, keep me brave as I talk, and help me to know what words to say. Christmas is a good time to tell others what we know about You. I love You, and in Your name, I pray. Amen.
Baby Lamb Prayer
Dear God, I love the baby lamb that kept Jesus warm on the night he was born. Thank You for giving him the understanding to know what he was supposed to do for the baby. Thank You for all the animals that helped Mary and Joseph, and don’t let people be mad at the innkeeper for not giving them a room. I understand the inn was full. He did help them the only way he could. Please let the story of Jesus being born give all people a big heart during Christmas. Help them to see how much You love them. In Your name. Amen.
Giving Back Prayer
Jesus Christ, You are amazing and You love us so much. Thank you for Christmas, for decorations, for cookies, and presents. Christmas gives us so many good things, but the best one is You. You bring us so much every day, I hope that what we give back to You is always our best. Remind us that all good and perfect things come from You. Help us to follow Your rules, love You, and always pray and read our Bibles. Show me when I can bring joy to You and never let me miss a chance to share the bible with others. In Your name. Amen.
Why We Celebrate Prayer
Lord, please help us all to remember that You brought us this happy time of year. Help kids like me understand that presents aren’t what we should be thinking about all the time. It’s Jesus. It’s You, Lord. You are the reason we celebrate and have fun. I pray that I can help You tell people about this. If someone doesn’t know, help me to explain to them why Christmas is so important. The more they understand about You, the more joy they can have in their hearts. I want to put joy in people’s hearts for You. In Jesus’s name. Amen.
The Real Story Prayer
God, I hope that everyone can learn what Christmas is all about. I know people think it’s about food, being out of school, getting presents, and having fun, but I know why we have Christmas. Thank You, God, for letting baby Jesus be born so we can go to heaven. Thank you for letting me understand the real story about Christmas. Help me tell my friends who don’t understand it all. In Jesus’s name. Amen.
Christmas is a Gift Prayer
Lord, bless us all during this Christmas season. Help us to be nice to others, love one another, and pray for each other. Help us to realize that Christmas is a gift from our God. Keep my mind on the reasons why Christmas is about You. Help me to not be greedy with presents or food and help me to show others the real reasons we have Christmas. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.
Family and Friends Prayer
Dear God, thank you for letting me have family and friends to celebrate with at Christmas time. I pray that those people who don’t have anyone can still have a Merry Christmas. Make me a worker for You, so I can help someone who isn’t feeling happy this Christmas. In Your name, I pray. Amen.
Someone to Help Prayer
Lord, I want to be someone You can use this Christmas to help others feel better. Give me time to cook for someone, write them a card, or maybe share a special gift to show how You live inside of me. Maybe, they will want You to live inside of them too. In Your name, I pray. Amen.
The Angel Prayer
God, I pray for those who don’t know the story about the angel coming to see Joseph and explaining what he needed to do as the father of Jesus. That story is great, and I can’t wait to see angels myself someday. Thank You for sending the angel that night. Thank You for choosing those two people to be his mama and daddy while he was on Earth. Tell them I love them for taking such good care of Jesus. In Your name. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.