Prayers of REST Podcast

Prayers for Christmas REST

Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year… but if we’re being completely honest with ourselves, it can also be the most stressful time of year. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

If you’re longing for more rest in your Christmas season, I invite you to unwrap the names of Jesus as we pray through His names, one at a time. Scroll to find and pray through your favorite name, or listen to all ten, one at a time, whenever you need a moment of rest for your soul.

These prayers are based on my Advent devotional Unwrapping the Names of Jesus and first appeared as Season 2 of the Prayers of REST podcast in November 2020-January 2021.

Prayers for Christmas REST

Worship the King of Kings

Enter the presence of the King of Kings, and be reminded of His power and faithfulness in today’s episode of Prayers of REST.

Receive the Light of the World

In the darkness and chaos throughout our world today, Jesus is able and willing to shed His light into our lives and souls. Would you take a few moments to rest in His peace, step into His presence, and receive the Light of the World into your heart today?

Follow the Good Shepherd

Wherever you are, Jesus, the Good Shepherd is pursuing you. Turn to Him; for comfort, for protection, and for direction. He is walking with you and leading you today. The Good Shepherd laid down His life so that you could walk close to Him. Would you rest in the presence of the Good Shepherd today?

Feast on the Bread of Life

What are you longing for? Where are you seeking and have yet to find? Whatever you are lacking in satisfaction can be fulfilled by the Bread of Life. Jesus, whose body was broken for your salvation, makes Himself available to you today, to meet whatever longings fill your heart and mind. Focus on true satisfaction in Christ as you listen through today’s Prayers of REST episode.

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Unwrapping the Names of Jesus

Continue unwrapping Jesus’ names and resting in His loving presence as you discover the beauty of who He is, one name at a time, just as you have through these prayers of Christmas rest. Each week:

  • Begins with an interactive family devotional
  • Offers five daily reflections that focus on that week’s name of Jesus
  • Includes suggestions for fun-filled family activities or service projects

You can use this devotional in your own personal worship times or as a tool for family discipleship during the busy holiday season. Either way, you’ll gain a greater sense of awe and wonder at who Jesus is.

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Grieve with the Man of Sorrows

You do not have to carry your pain and grief alone. Jesus came to earth, knowing the sorrow that would come with His sacrifice, in order to meet you where you are. Will you open your heart to experience the comfort of Jesus today? Give Him your burdens, and rest in His loving presence.

Celebrate the Resurrection and the Life

If you find yourself feeling stuck in complacency, may today’s remind you to walk in the victory of the resurrection and life of Jesus. Because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross, we no longer live in fear of failure, so take some time during today’s episode to reflect on and celebrate the life and resurrection of our Savior.

Bow before the Prince of Peace

Whatever may be troubling your mind or heart at this moment, you can find rest at the feet of the Prince of Peace. Jesus laid down His life, defeating death, and sovereignly ruling over all, and He promises comfort and peace to those that find their rest in Him. Submit your anxieties and your thoughts to the Prince of Peace as you listen and pray through today’s Prayers of REST episode.

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Wish you could remember how to REST in prayer any time you open your Bible? Download the free REST prayer bookmark to be reminded to recite God’s goodness, express your neediness, seek His stillness, and trust His faithfulness… anytime, anywhere, for anything.

Trust in the Lion of Judah

Whatever fears you’re facing today, you can trust in the Lion of Judah to go before you and be with you. He has provided a way and fought for you, so you can rest in the assurance of His love.

Walk with Emmanuel

Sometimes it’s hard to rest in God’s presence, especially when we don’t see God. But when Jesus came to earth, He made the Father known to us. Take time today to be with Him, God made flesh.

Believe in Jesus

You are free to experience the love and peace of the savior, Jesus. Jesus has experienced the hardships and hurts of human life. He chose to sacrifice comfort and His own life in order to know and save you, His beloved creation. Rest in Him today.

And that’s a wrap on our ten prayers for Christmas rest! But the praying doesn’t stop here. Continue resting in God’s presence when you subscribe to the Prayers of REST podcast.

Do you feel too busy to pray?

Prayers of REST Book CoverThen you’re invited to find REST in God’s loving presence

In Prayers of Rest: Daily Prompts to Slow Down and Hear God’s Voice, Asheritah Ciuciu offers you a respite from your spiritual to-do list. Using a memorable acronym and daily Bible verses, you’ll learn to:

Recite God’s Goodness
Express Your Neediness
Seek His Stillness
Trust His Faithfulness

Don’t let distractions pull you away from God. When life’s busyness weighs you down . . . that’s exactly when you’re invited to REST in Jesus.

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