While December 23rd is not typically associated with any major religious or spiritual observances, it can still be a time for prayer and reflection. As the holiday season approaches, many people may find themselves feeling overwhelmed or stressed, and taking a few moments to connect with a higher power or inner self can be a powerful way to find peace and clarity. December 23rd may also be a time to reflect on the past year, give thanks for blessings received, and ask for guidance and strength in the year to come. Whether through traditional prayer practices or personal meditation and reflection, the December 23rd prayer can be a powerful tool for grounding and centering during the holiday season.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for December 23 Prayer. May God Bless You!
December 23 Prayer 1
Help us to trust that one day we shall be with those we love when your mercy gathers us together in the joy of the life you promise us. This is the Christmas you have made, Lord, the only one we’ll have this year: help us to rejoice in it and in the blessings of your peace. In your Holy Name we pray.
December 23 Prayer 2
Hold us in your arms even as you hold those who have gone before us. Help us to trust that one day we shall be with those we love when your mercy gathers us together in the joy of the life you promise us. This is the Christmas you have made, Lord, the only one we’ll have this year: help us to rejoice in it and in the blessings of your peace. In your Holy Name we pray.
December 23 Prayer 3
Lord our God,
Our Father in heaven and our Father on earth, our Lord and our Ruler, we thank you that to this very day you have guarded and guided us and delivered us from great need. We praise you with hearts full of hope as we continue on our pilgrimage. For Christmas Day is coming with its message of hope that we may somehow bring honor to you in spite of all hindrances, mistakes, and sin, in spite of all death and the horror of dying. We know that you hold us in your hands. With your help we can look ahead, and again and again we may take a small step forward and live to the praise and honor of your name. So be with us now and bless us.
December 23 Prayer 4
I don’t want to miss out of this beautiful city that you have gone to prepare for us. I want to feel joy and happiness in your presence until eternity. I want to be where you are Lord. Give me the grace to make it to the new heaven and the new earth. Prepare a mansion for me, Lord.
December 23 Prayer 5
Cover our homes with peace this season and always. Join together families who have been separated by conflict and years of unforgiveness and bitterness. Heal friendships that have been split apart by misunderstanding and hurt. Heal in a miraculous way, God! You can! And we pray You are willing, this Holiday Season, to make it obvious the miraculous healing is by Your hand.
December 23 Prayer 6
Almighty ever-living God,
As we see how the Nativity of your Son according to the flesh draws near, we pray that to us, your unworthy servants, mercy may flow from your Word, who chose to become flesh of the Virgin Mary and establish among us his dwelling, Jesus Christ our Lord. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.
December 23 Prayer 7
Now you let your servant go in peace; ✶ your word has been fulfilled: my own eyes have seen the salvation ✶ which you have prepared in the sight of every people: a light to reveal you to the nations ✶ and the glory of your people Israel. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, ✶ and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, ✶ and will be for ever.