Christingle prayer ideas

Christingle characters in a row

Christingle is a great way to fill your church at Christmas time. It’s a fun way to help you explain the good news of Christ coming into the world at Christmas

We have Christingle prayer ideas to use at your service. All resources are free to download or order from our online shop.

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Christingle prayer

God of all,

we give thanks for Christingle,

and all that it represents:

coming together; light in the darkness; and a future hope.

May the orange at the centre of each Christingle remind us

of the amazing earth you have created.

May the red ribbon remind us of your love,

wrapped around the earth.

May the cocktail sticks remind us

of the part we play in your world.

May the brightly lit candle remind us of the

light you shine into dark places.

We give thanks for the impact Christingle celebrations

have on the lives of vulnerable children,

and we ask that you help us to work together this year and always,

to ensure that no child feels alone.


God of love,

you came into our world to bring us hope:

a light in the darkness.

As Christingle approaches,

and we prepare to light the candles,

we remember that the darkness never overcomes the light.

Help us not only to remember this, but to share the light with others,

that our communities may reflect the light and love you’ve given us.

Lord God, light of the world,

we ask that our Christingle service will bring hope to many.


God of light,

we thank you for the work that The Children’s Society does,

drawing alongside young people who feel alone or afraid,

and in need of comfort and support.

Thank you for the light brought to young people

who may feel as though they’re surrounded by darkness.

As we light our Christingles, help us to remember the part we play,

and the light we can bring to those young people who need our support.

Thank you that you care about the vulnerable,

and we ask that we too would share these lights with them.


Christingle prayers for toddlers 

Thank you God for bringing light to our world.

Help us to share this same light in our communities this Christingle.


Thank you God for the opportunity to help those who need our love.

As we share our Christingle lights, help us to remember them.


Additional Christingle prayer ideas

Download our range of resources to help you make the most of your Christingle celebrations this year.

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