A Prayer for Hope During the Holidays
The holidays can be particularly difficult, particularly when we are grieving the death of someone special in our lives. The bright lights, colorful decorations and celebrating people can be a stark contrast to the way we might be feeling inside. But we can find hope in Christ’s birth. Even though the holidays might be mentally and emotionally difficult, they can still be a source of inspiration and hope in the midst of grief. If you are in need of hope during the holidays, pray this prayer:
Heavenly Father, Christmastime is such a blessed season of the year as we remember the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ in a stable in Bethlehem, and how we thank You for giving Your only begotten Son into this world so that by His death and resurrection, He could become our Savior, and we could become Your children. We thank You for the wonderful hope that the Christmas message instills into each of our hearts, and the glorious message of the gospel of peace – peace with God to all who believe. Amen.