Christmas prayers are such an important part of the holiday season and they signify the true meaning of Christmas. Spending time with family and friends is such a blessing and that’s why most traditions kick off the festivities with a dinner prayer.
In my home, we typically have our dinner prayer choice printed out ahead of time. That way, everyone can participate with ease. However, sometimes, people like to add on their own personal family blessing with some words from the heart.
Christmas Prayers For The Family – Christmas Dinner Prayer Options
Praying can be a very personal thing and can feel hard for some – not because they don’t know what to say, but because they might feel like they don’t know exactly how to express all their feelings they hold in their heart perfectly. People “want to get it just right.”
As a public speaker, I am not afraid to talk in front of a crowd. I do not shy away from standing in front of a mic or telling my story.
But when it comes to dinner prayer, I often feel that it’s so important, I need some guidance. I know it’s silly. I know I should say what I am feeling from deep within my soul. But I don’t feel it’s wrong of me to want to look up some prewritten words to help line up my emotions.
If you are like me, someone who needs a jumpstart, I’ve come across some Christmas Prayers for the family that you can use to help start off your Christian celebration with the people you love.
What Does A Christmas Prayers Blessings Sound Like?
A Christmas prayer can look and feel however you want it too, of course. You don’t have to use any of these options if they don’t feel like they are right for you. Take your own temperature.
Perhaps you’d just like to read over these ideas and jot down a new Christmas prayer of your own. Collectively combine the essence of what these poems – of sorts – are trying to say and come up with your own words. Something true to your own heart. This would work as well!
Christmas Dinner Prayers For Children
If you’d like a child to begin the conversation, I wanted to include a prayer specifically designed with a little one in mind. It is simple and sweet and reads like a poem.
Of course, if you think that might be too long for them to get through, you can have them read the simplest of prayers.
Bless us, Oh Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Christmas Prayers For Adults
Here are a few options for you to consider on the most holiest of days as you greet family and friends with the meal you have prepared for them. I think each of these dinner prayers shows gratitude and love towards the Lord and towards the friendships you’ve curated throughout your life.
Remember, you don’t have to overthink it when you reciting a prayer for food. You could use these ideas, or you could just speak from the heart.
My Family Dinner Prayer Tradition
I do want to note that as my family says our holiday dinner blessings we also pay respect to the people that we lost throughout the years. We remember the members who are no longer are with us and we say their names – one time – out loud to honor their legacies.
So, first we say a blessing to Our Father and then we say our love for the people who have left us. A lot of men have died – way too young – in my particular family. There are a lot of widows that sit around the table and especially around the holidays, it hurts.
So, we just say that we remember them and we say their names and a few tears are shed.
Maybe it’s a European thing to do? Maybe it’s a NYC / Long Island thing to do? Maybe it’s a broken-hearted thing to do? I don’t know. But I’m just telling you what our holiday tradition is.
Back to the dinner prayers for you to consider:
So many wonderful options to choose from when it comes to saying Grace at Christmas. We wrote a similar post like this fulled with Thanksgiving prayer ideas. Would love for you to check those out as well.
Simple Christmas Dinner Prayer Ideas
Do any of these Christmas prayer ideas work for you? I hope you consider these options as a way to kickstart saying grace at Christmas.
A Christian Christmas dinner just isn’t complete without giving thanks to the Lord. If you have any ideas that you’d like to share with us, leave them in the comments below.