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19 Best Christmas Affirmations from Holiday Worship Songs

Declaring these positive Christmas affirmations will help you connect more personally with the greatest gifts of God this season!

Christmas spirit isn’t always easy to muster. The festive season can sometimes shine a bright light on any difficulty we’re facing, making it seem like a lonely season when everyone else is bursting with holiday cheer. Some years finding joy feels impossible. If that’s true for you this year, bring your weary heart and any negative thoughts into this holiday devotional without shame and be honest with God. This is a safe place to sigh heavily, release all expectations, and just be.

And here’s one more important reminder. You aren’t burdened with lifting the hearts of everyone around you, though it can certainly feel that way if you’re in a position of leadership, ministry, or parenting. Using these Christmas affirmations will help you redirect any time you begin to take on that weight.

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How To find Christmas Cheer?

Just for now, as you read, take this time for yourself. Grab a warm beverage, put on your favorite instrumental holiday playlist, maybe even light a candle, and settle into a cozy spot. Carve out a little me-time where you don’t need to perform. Me-time isn’t selfish, but if you struggle with that, give in to a selfish snippet.

Invite Jesus to talk to your heart and brighten your spirit. The toughness of the day may not disappear, but no one goes unchanged after spending time with their Creator! So hang in there as we dust off a few old Christmas carols, look past the traditional aspects and allow the Holy Spirit to breathe new life into your weary heart with this holiday devotional and the positive holiday affirmations that follow.

Positive Christmas Affirmations From Holiday Worship Songs

As Christmas approaches, what thought patterns do see bubbling up in your mind? It is worth noting, because Christmas can be a time of joy and a very hectic time, too.

Full of busy schedules, family gatherings, holiday parties, navigating the expectations of others, working down an unending to-do list worrying if there will be enough time, battling limiting beliefs surrounding worthiness; just all around, Christmas can be a lot of stress. At the exact same time, Christmas offers a time to turn inward, to welcome the spiritual rest offered by Jesus to the weary, and reconnect with God. These positive Christmas affirmations will keep you centered on gratitude for your spiritual blessings in Christ no matter what you face this season! I hope these affirmations help you reconnect with the true meaning of Christmas and become part of your Christmas traditions year after year. 

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Christmas Affirmations from Silent Night, Holy Night

  • In this busy season, I am able to rest. 
  • I take every opportunity, even in the busiest times, to give and receive pure love. 
  • I share God’s pure light in my words, attitude and actions. 
  • My heart is calm. My spirit is bright. 
  • I am energized by Love’s pure light. 
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Christmas Affirmations from O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

  • This Christmas, I remember God’s light overcomes all darkness. 
  • God’s presence brings me comfort and peace.
  • Jesus was always the plan. 
  • I rest with the awareness of God’s order and plan.
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Christmas Affirmations from Joy to the World

  • I command my heart to repeat the sounding joy!
  • God’s blessings flow beyond any obstacle, carving new paths through old hurts. 
  • My top priority this season is to prepare God room and experience the Wonders of Holy Love. 
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Christmas Affirmations from Oh, Holy Night

  • My soul feels it’s worth full well!
  • God’s light and love lead me to my Friend and Savior.
  • Jesus knows my every need. He loves me fully, even in my weakness.
  • I set the intention to love myself and love others.
  • God’s law is love and his gospel, peace.
  • Jesus replaces all of my chains with joy and gratitude.
  • I am free to experience divine love, joy, and peace.

What’s your favorite Christmas affirmation?

Hark! the Herald Angels Christmas Prayer

The entirety of Hark! the Herald Angels Sing reads like a prayer of worship and is another great way to connect with the joy of the season and in humility, let go of any negativity. During this special time of year, we can use worship to encourage us to have an open heart and use an awareness of Immanuel, God with Us, to let go of stress.

There’s no time like the present moment to create a fresh start in your thoughts, but it isn’t an easy accomplishment for many of us. Worshipping God is a very powerful tool for turning our thoughts around. Whether it brings upliftment to the soul or comfort in the trial, our humble sacrifices of praise are the perfect way to welcome in a positive mindset rooted in hope that does not disappoint (see Hebrews 6:19)! Viewed this way, worship of God could be one of the most dependable positive coping skills in your repertoire. 

Let this better way of handling stress and overwhelm help you reclaim Christmas as the most wonderful time of year. You can start by opening your heart in prayer then reading the Hark! the Herald Angels lyrics and prayer responses below.

Come, Desire of nations, come,
Fix in us Thy humble home;
Rise, the woman’s conquering Seed,
Bruise in us the serpent’s head.

Pray

God, birth your Living Word in my heart. Stamp out and bruise anything in me that would rise up against your perfect ways. Let me never take my access to you for granted! May my whole life be for you and your glory.

Now display Thy saving power,
Ruined nature now restore;
Now in mystic union join
Thine to ours, and ours to Thine.

Pray

Tether my heart to yours and show me who you are without limit, God. Display your power in bringing Life to all things. In Jesus, we receive mystic union, holistic union, righteous union with our Sovereign God (see John 14:20).

Adam’s likeness, Lord, efface,
Stamp Thine image in its place:
Second Adam from above,
Reinstate us in Thy love.

Pray

Created in your image, God, come and finish the work of birthing Eternal Life. Let us now reflect you in body, mind, and spirit. Erase any parts that are self-absorbed. Stamp your image in its place! What was created from dust includes death, but what is created from your spirit produces Life and Love Eternal (see 1 Corinthians 15:45-49 and 21-22Romans 5:12-17).

Let us Thee, though lost, regain,
Thee, the Life, the inner man:
O, to all Thyself impart,
Formed in each believing heart

Pray

Let me regain my nearness to you. Anything that was lost, redeem. Let me reflect You with clarity. Impart yourself into every bit, and transform me holistically! I believe in you and welcome you this season, and always. 

Amen and Amen.

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I hope these Christmas affirmations and the Christmas prayer prove to be unexpected sources of renewed hope, peace, joy, and love this season and all that follow!

Merry Christmas and be blessed!

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12 Comments

  1. So beautiful! Thanks for the reminder I needed today, “say a little prayer asking God to refresh the wonder of Christ’s love and it’s unmatched power to heal an aching heart.”

    1. This Christmas carol devotional really spoke to me, too. This is such a tender season and we owe it to ourselves to slow things down, not just with all of our expectations, but also in remembering where God has brought us from. Merry Christmas and may your wonder be refreshed!

  2. Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace
    Hail the Son of Righteousness
    Light and life to all He brings
    Ris’n with healing in His wings. This has always been my favorite part of Hark the Herald Angels Sing. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this beautiful hymn.

  3. I have just recommended doing this very thing as a devotional! I love how you broke it down verse by verse. Those old hymns bring me comfort and joy!!

  4. I love this carol and have never researched to look deeper into it. But wow did you unpack it here. You have such insight into the Lord’s heart and you present it all in such a sweet and loving way. I love how you show God’s heart as being all inclusive … ‘No lines drawn in the desert sand.’ That line made me smile. I love how you pointed out that Jesus enjoyed his time with us. Love all of this Rachel! Blessings … ❤

    1. I know! There are so many holiday songs and old hymns that count as a Christmas carol devotional! I heard Come Thou Fount in an Amazon Christmas playlist. At first, I was surprised by its inclusion, but then was pretty blown away by how fitting it is for Advent with themes of hope, peace, and joy!

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