Prayer Guide: O Holy Night

Words and music by Adolphe Charles Adam John Sullivan Dwight Placide Cappeau. ©Public Domain. CCCLI Song Number: 32015

The prayer prompters below are suggestions to choose from in the context of corporate prayer or worship. Usually only one or two would be utilized, but we have provided a variety of ideas to choose from, or to use as inspiration to create your own.


Verse 1

O Holy night! The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
‘Til He appears and the soul felt its worth
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn
Fall on your knees; O hear the Angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born
O night, O Holy night, O night divine!

  • Thank You Lord that in You, I have realized my worth, especially that I am…
  • Thank you that in You weary souls find hope for…
  • I praise You Lord that I can have joy in You, even when…
  • I fall on my knees before You in worship because You are…

Verse 2

Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming
Here come the Wise Men from Orient land
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger
In all our trials born to be our friend
He knows our need, to our weakness is no stranger
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend

  • Thank You that Your light has overtaken my…
  • I praise that You used ____________ to lead me to You. 
  • King of kings, I praise You that today you rule over…
  • I praise You Lord Jesus that Your friendship sustained me when …
  • Thank you Jesus that even in my weakness You are able to…
  • Lord Jesus, let me always recognize you as King over my…

Verse 3

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His Gospel is Peace
Chains shall He break, for the slave is our brother
And in His name, all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we
Let all within us Praise His Holy name
Christ is the Lord; O praise His name forever!
His power and glory evermore proclaim
His power and glory evermore proclaim

  • Lord Jesus, give me the power to love others, especially when…
  • I praise You that Your Gospel of Peace is able to…
  • Lord, I pray that you will break the chains of __________ in the life of… (name) 
  • Lord, we trust you to confront and destroy oppression, especially…
  • With a joyful heart, I thank You Lord for…
  • Lord, we praise Your holy name, because Your name is…
  • Christ, because You are Lord over _________, You are worthy of eternal praise!