Advent 2017Preparing for the coming of Jesus
Family Devotional:Prayers, Readings and Lighting the Advent Wreath
Week 1: Hope (purple)
Week 2: Peace (purple)
Week 3: Joy (rose)
Week 4: Love (purple)
Christmas Eve: Christ (white)
2nd Week of Advent
A family member lights the first two candles of the Advent wreath.
Then someone leads the family in the following:Leader: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Rejoice, the Lord is at hand! Come, Lord Jesus. AMEN.
Someone leads a Bible Reading from among the following:Sunday Mark 1:1-8 Monday 2 Thessalonians 2 Tuesday 2 Thessalonians 3 Wednesday James 1 Thursday James 2Friday James 3Saturday James 4
All: Our Father…Continue with other prayers, thanksgivings, and intercessions
Leader: Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and 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?