This season is packed with so many activities that so often we get to Christmas Day before we even have a chance to stop and reflect on what it means to us.
We sing the carols but rarely pause to consider their significance.
We miss the 3rd, 4th, and 5th verses that carry so much theology and meaning. This is a real shame!
I don’t know about you, but in a way I think that all of the parties and activities we schedule to celebrate Christmas often distract us from focusing on the real meaning of Christmas.
The month of December is one of the most stressful months of the year.
And that’s sad.
We’re so busy planning celebrations for Jesus that we don’t have enough time to sit down and spend time with Him.
This is why I created this special workbook of war room journal prompts for Christmas. The prompts force you to sit, reflect, and write.
15 War Room Journal Prompts for Christmas
1. Read Luke 1:5-25 and write down your reflections on Zacharias’ experience in the temple. Is there something God calling you to that requires radical faith? Write a prayer of acceptance to the Lord about it.
2. Read Luke 1:39-45. God removed Elizabeth’s barrenness and gave her a son. Is there a barren place in your heart? Write out your reflection in Elizabeth’s story below and then write a prayer to God to remove your barrenness
3. Read Luke 1:26-38 and write out your reflection on Mary and her acceptance of God’s call. Is God calling you to do something that seems impossible, and even maybe unacceptable to those around you? Write out a prayer that God will help you echo Mary’s words in verse 38.
4. Write out the words to all seven verses of O Come, O Come Emmanuel and then your thoughts on the hymn.
5. Read Luke 1:46-55. Write out your own song to the Lord.
6. Read Matthew 1:18-25. Write out your reflection on Joseph and the very important decision and responsibility he accepted from the Lord. Write out a prayer to the Lord for wisdom to understand God’s will and the desire to carry it out.
7. Read Luke 2:1-7. Write out your reflection of Christ’s birth and a prayer of thanks for this amazing gift of God’s love and grace.
8. Write out all six verses of The First Noel, pay special attention to the sixth verse. Write out your reflections of the hymn.
9. Read Luke 2:8-20. Write out your reflection about the fact that the first people God chose to share the news of the greatest event in all of history in that time were shepherds.
10. Read Matthew 2:1-12. Write your reflection on the wise men, their dedication to such a long journey, and their obedience to the message from the angel. Write out a prayer to the Lord for wisdom and discernment as the wise men had.
11. Write out all four verses on Angels from the Realms of Glory and your reflections on the hymn.
12. The significance of a tree in celebrating Jesus is wonderful when you consider that at the age of 33 Jesus would be crucified “on a tree” – as the Bible says. Take a moment and look at your tree and ponder this symbol of the death of Jesus, as we celebrate His birth, then write a prayer of thanksgiving to Jesus for dying to give us life.
13. We put lights on our tree, and decorations that reflect that light. Jesus said, “You are the light of the world”, in referring to us. We are also reflections of His light. Turn out your lights and sit by the light of the tree, and reflect on how Jesus’ birth and death enabled us to be reflections of His light in the world; then write a prayer to God and ask Him to help you reflect Him even more during this season.
14. As we give gifts, we remember the greatest gift to mankind – the gift of life, hope, and grace. Take a moment and write out a prayer of thanks for the gift of salvation and justification God has given you.
15. Write out all four verses of O Holy Night and write your reflections on this hymn.
Check out the printable version of these prayer prompts on beautiful, colorful paper – designed just for Christmas!!
Also, get this 30 Day Prayer Challenge for Christmas.
- Rosilind, a Pacific Northwest native, is a missionary living in Croatia and married to her hero. Together they live in the country with their 2 active boys where she enjoys fruity candles and a hot cup of herbal tea on a blustery fall evening. She holds an Associates of Practical Theology and is passionate about discipling and encouraging women. Her passion for writing led her to author a number of books. She is the author of A Little R & R where she encourages women to find contentment in what God created them to be. She can also be found at these other places on a regular basis. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google +.