Prayers of Hope and Blessing for Christmas

Once a month I write a letter of hope and blessing to the wonderful Prayer for Prodigals community I am part of.  Often those letters, though specific to those who love a prodigal, apply to any or all of us needing hope and blessing in the challenging circumstances of life.   

Dear Lover of Prodigals,

It’s that time of year again, isn’t it!

The time to give and receive, to enjoy your family, to celebrate the birth of our Savior, to rejoice with the angel choirs.Yet, for so many of us with wandering loved ones, it is a time to grieve, to cry out, to weep, to cling to hope…

Today, may I pray for you?  May these blessings encourage you and your prodigal:

Prayers of Hope and Blessing for You and Your Loved Ones This Christmas

May you know that God delights in you

and is crazy in love with you.

(Zephaniah 3:17)

May you be convinced that nothing

can separate you from the love of God.

(Romans 8:38-39)

May you know that God will be with you

when you go through the flood

waters and through the flames.

(Isaiah 43:2)

May you surrender all your fears to Him

so He can fill you with courage and confidence.

(Psalms 34:4)

May you rise when you fall

and come out of the darkness into God’s light.

(Micah 7:8-9)

May you be built up, not torn down; planted, not uprooted.

May you turn to God with all your heart.

(Jeremiah 24:6,7)

May you hope in the future of God’s good plans for you.

(Jeremiah 29:11)

May all the days and years of your life

stolen by the evil one be restored.

(Joel 2:25)

May the comfort, peace and healing

of God bring praise to your lips.

(Isaiah 57:18,19)

May you know for sure that you are His and He is yours.

(Song of Solomon 2:16)

May gratitude be your daily attitude.

(1 Thessalonians 5:18)

May God open your eyes and ears to see and hear

what God has prepared for you.

(1 Corinthians 2:9)

May the light of your life shine

brightly into the darkness around you.

(Matthew 5:16)

May you comprehend that it gives God joy

to always do good to you.

(Jeremiah 32:40)

May you feel cords of lovingkindness

as the Father bends down to feed you.

(Hosea 11:4)

May you forget the former things and not dwell on the past.

May you see that He is doing a new thing.

(Isaiah 43:18,19)

May He turn the hearts of the fathers to their children

and the hearts of the children to their fathers.

(Malachi 4:6)

May you know you are His servant,

in whom He will display His splendor.

(Isaiah 49:3)

May the choices you make and the way you live

reflect that you have been adopted into God’s family and

thus have been transferred from Satan’s dark kingdom into the Kingdom of Light.

(Ephesians 1:5; 5:8)

May God take the hurts and losses of your life

and redeem them in great blessing and healing to many people.

(Joel 2:25)

May this Christmas season be filled with unanticipated hope and blessing.

With love,


If you would be interested in requesting prayer for a prodigal loved one, or being a part of our wonderful praying community, respond in comments or write to me at PrayerforProdigals at gmaildotcom.