Advent 2017

Preparing for the coming of Jesus

Family Devotional:
Prayers, Readings and
Lighting the Advent Wreath

Week 1: Hope (purple)

Week 2: Peace (purple)

Week 3Joy (rose)

Week 4: Love (purple)

 Christmas Eve: Christ (white)


Christmas Eve

Light the center Christ candle, in addition to the other 4 candles.

Someone leads the Bible Reading from:
Luke 2:1-20

All: Our Father…
Continue with other prayers, thanksgivings, and intercessions

Leader: Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Leader: The almighty and merciful Lord: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit bless us and keep us. AMEN.

**Prayer transforms us**
This day/week what are things we are doing, saying, thinking that prepare us for the coming birth of Jesus Christ?