Many of us are familiar with the notion of saying prayers on Christmas with family, whether it’s before a meal or to simply say “thanks.” What’s even better is getting the children involved!
For children, Christmas prayers can be fun and lighthearted. It’s a good way to entertain them while teaching them about the important principles of Christmas: The birth of Jesus Christ and being thankful for each and everything provided to you. Kids all too often associate Christmas with the wrong things such as presents, Santa Claus, and any other symbolic thing that is not a cross or even remotely related to the birth of Jesus.
Christmas prayers for children are important because it also teaches them that being thankful goes far beyond Thanksgiving or any holiday, but extends to the heights of the heavens. Whether they decide to write their own to recite, use another’s, or even say a silent prayer, their prayers will be heard by at least one person…
Sample Prayers for Kids
Here are a few fun Christmas prayers for children:
Christmas Prayer #1
Dear Baby Jesus, I want to thank you for my family and what you do for me. Thanks for the presents and the food in front of me. Most people want to see Santa Claus on Christmas morning, but I want to see you! I hear that you’re a son of my father, is that really true? Anyway, happy birthday is what I’m really here to say, thanks for being awesome and have a happy Christmas day! Amen!
Christmas Prayer #2
Dear Jesus, Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday, dear Jesus! Happy birthday to you! And many, many more….I hope you enjoyed that because I’m singin’ in front of a room full of people and I don’t do that for anyone! You’re an exception, of course. I hope your Christmas is merry and your birthday is happy, and that your angel food cake is made really snappy! Amen.
Christmas Prayer #3
Jesus, Thank you for the meal and for taking the wheel of my family who drove here with not a single ordeal. You are the one who we love, the one who saves us and lives above. I hope your birthday is as sweet as are the treats on this table laid out in front of me. In your name I pray, amen!
Christmas Prayer #4
Dear Jesus, it’s your birthday so don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t have devil’s food cake! Not even your father. Tell him I said so. Oh, and thanks a lot for everything. Enjoy your cake! In Jesus name I pray, amen.
Christmas Prayer #5
Rubadubdub, thanks for the grub! Yay God!
Kids will have a lot of fun saying a cute prayer to the heavens. Have each kid participate if they wish to so that no child feels left out; after all, it is prayer and everyone should say one! Your best bet is to let them write their own before dinner, while they are caught up in all of the emotions of Christmas. (Be sure to proofread!)