December 21st marks the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. For many people around the world, this day has great spiritual significance, and is often marked with prayer and contemplation. In many indigenous cultures, this day is celebrated as a time of rebirth and renewal, as the sun begins its journey back towards longer days. Some people use this time to connect with nature, meditate, or set intentions for the coming year. Whether through formal religious practices or personal reflection, the December 21st prayer can serve as a powerful reminder of the cyclical nature of life and the importance of honoring the rhythms of the natural world.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for December 21 Prayer. May God Bless You!
December 21 Prayer 1
Lord Jesus Christ,
To you we may lift our eyes, for you have broken free from our world of death and live in the glory of life, and you offer your life to us on earth. Let the power of your life be revealed today in us and in many others who want to celebrate Christmas. Send your Spirit to move our hearts so that we hear, see, experience, and understand what you and your gift of eternal life truly mean for us. So watch over us in these days and strengthen us in faith. Shed the light of your grace over us and within us. Protect us as your disciples. Lead us into communion with our Father in heaven and into community with you, O Jesus Christ, for all eternity.
December 21 Prayer 2
Be pleased, to accept the offerings of your Church, for in your mercy you have given them to be offered and by your power you transform them into the mystery of our salvation. Through Christ our Lord.
December 21 Prayer 3
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Ever faithful to your promises and ever close to your Church: the earth rejoices in hope of the Savior’s coming and looks forward with longing to his return at the end of time. Prepare our hearts and remove the sadness that hinders us from feeling the joy and hope which his presence will bestow, for he is Lord for ever and ever.